How are you going to spend your day? Do you have a list of projects that need to be completed? Are you travelling to far away places? Do you think your activities are mundane and uneventful? Or do you possibly have a “big” appointment that could be life changing?
As you hurry through your morning or stop to have a quiet cup of coffee and reflective moment, I want to encourage you to start your day praising God for the blessings in your life. You have breathe, you have a computer (if you’re reading this), you slept in a bed, you have some degree of health and wealth and you have God’s promises to never leave you or abandon you!
Yes, so much to be thankful for.
I was reading the last chapter of Luke this morning. Jesus disciples and apostles had followed him for 3 years. They thought he was going to set up an early kingdom, overthrow the Roman oppression and bring peace to their nation. Now He had died, they were dejected – He brought them hope after His resurrection and now he was leaving them again but this time they had new prospective.
What did they do?
“Jesus led his followers out of Jerusalem almost to Bethany. He raised his hands and blessed his followers. 51 While he was blessing them, he was separated from them and carried into heaven. 52 They worshiped him and went back to Jerusalem very happy. 53 They stayed at the Temple all the time, praising God.” Luke 24:50-53 ERV
They spent their time praising God! What a great way to pass the time while you’re waiting in traffic, while in the check out line that seems to be at a stand still, riding on a bus or commuter train or waiting to be served in a restaurant or on hold waiting for a live person to take your call.
Whereever you are waiting today, wait on the Lord – praise Him and He will fill your life with joy!