HAVE A GOD DAY

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it! Psalm 128:24

There are two typos I frequently make. The first is the word “from” – when I type it as “form,” I groan, backspace and retype it.  The second typo makes me stop in my tracks, smile and prompts me to pray.

When I write to a friend and type the usual, “Hope you have a good day,” I inadvertently leave out an “o” and my wish is that they have a “god day.”  My intended lame wish that all goes well for my friend that day then becomes a prayer: “Hope you have a God day. I pray that God shows up in the midst of your comings-and-goings and blows your hair back with the blessings of His presence and His favor. Whatever comes your way, may you end the day knowing this: God loves you, He is with you and He is for you.”

For me, a God day is one that begins with a quiet time. Before rushing into the busyness of my day, I take time to be quiet before God, to listen for His voice by reading His Word. I pray for wisdom to discern His will for me that day and for the strength and willingness to carry it out.

I wrap my mind around the thought that God is in control of the circumstances of my life and of the world that day.

When I start my day with God, I can go into the day confident that “If God is for me, who can be against me?” (Romans 8:31, paraphrased). I can praise the Lord and rejoice that this is the day that He has made (Psalm 128:24, paraphrased).

A God day means I have another day of new beginnings – a day to live intentionally and see God work out His purposes in my life and in lives around me. It means that even on a day that includes struggles, I know that in all things God is working for my good, according for His purposes for me (Romans 8:29, 30, paraphrased).

Any day that is a God day is a good day.

That is great cause to rejoice!

I do hope you have a good – even great – day. I hope that all goes well for you on this Labor Day.  But beyond well wishes, here is my earnest prayer for you today, my friends: Have a God day!

P.S. I am interested in hearing from you: What  helps you to have a God day?

3 Comments

  1. deb
    Sep 5, 2011

    Every day is a god day if you stop, listen, and look. Thanks I really enjoyed today’s blog. In fact, I’ve enjoyed all of them. They are very “god” ;).

  2. Deana Campeau
    Sep 6, 2011

    I too find that reading my Bible and prayer early on in the day helps me to have more God days than I ever did before. However, I also have found something that puts me in a frame of mind to spend my day with renewed hope and praise. I currently have the book of Proverbs on my MP3 player, and if I wake up in the middle of the night, I pop in the ear buds and listen until I can fall back to sleep. That is a favorite way of starting my day, and I find when I don’t listen either at the beginning or at the end of the day, my day doesn’t flow with rivers of blessings God intended for me to see.
    Your blogs also help me with my days/week ahead. Thank you once again for the powerful ministry you provide to me.

  3. Cho Hui Lim
    Sep 17, 2011

    I am very busy recently. I need to work on every Saturday. I go back to Malaysia to visit my parents every weekend. Finally, I am at home now. Suddenly, this come to my mind: “need to check Kathy’s blog!!”. Your sharing is always encouraging me. In fact, I want to tell you something… I wrote the a verse in my notebook to remind myself everyday before I start working “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me. (Hebrew 13:6)” This is very similar to yours: “If God is for me, who can be against me?” I will send you an email sometime next week. Talk to you later.

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