This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
This is the last day of 2015. Usually, it is a day of pondering all that has happened in the last year, and wondering what the new year will bring. Many will also start lists of resolutions in order to better their lives, or the lives of their families.
All of these things are good, when we keep them in the right context of our lives.
I decided to do something different this year. Instead of looking back, and looking forward, I am choosing to be in the moment. The Lord has given me this day…this moment. What will I do with it?
As my day unfolds, I will stay open to His voice. I will open my heart to His presence in a purposeful way.
How many times will He put new souls in front of me? I will keep open to the Holy Spirit, and really SEE each person…including the ones I see every day. I ask the Lord to allow me to be a vessel, so that His love pours out of me through a smile, words exchanged, or a kindness.
As I go through my day, I choose to focus on the blessings in my life…they are countless! My greatest blessing is my husband and our marriage. Thank you, Jesus, for a marriage relationship so strong that we are one in all ways. Because YOU live in us and bind us together in and through YOU.
Thank you for my sons, their wives, and our first grandson, who is due to enter our physical world in February.
Thank you for the family that you designed me to be a part of. For my sisters and their families and friends.
Thank you for the friends that are deeply intertwined in my heart and always there for me…help me to always be there for them in their need.
Thank you for the beautiful home, which to this day, I am amazed that we have been blessed with.
Thank you for the comforts you are providing…plentiful food and drink, accessible water, a heating system that keeps us cozy, inspiring and entertaining books, beautiful music, movies that fill my heart with faith, love and hope.
Thank you for always providing our needs and the desires of our hearts…for your Holy Spirit knows those true desires and needs in a way that we cannot even comprehend.
Thank you for the difficulties of this day and this moment. I trust that all things work toward good for those who love You.
Yes, sometimes it is very appropriate to look back, remember, savor the past. And in the hope of the Lord, to look forward to the New Year and our future in Him.
But, for me, TODAY, I choose to live in this present moment of love.
This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!