Have you thought about what makes you get up in the mornings to begin your daily routine? Would you rather stay in bed longer, go into work much later or maybe have a four-day workweek? Well, I have thought about it. Truthfully a four-day workweek does not sound bad at all. In fact I experienced this time frame at work during the summer. It was nice to have a three-day weekend. But back to reality. I need to know that when I get up in the mornings, I will live my day as someone whom God created to be His reflection of love, joy, peace and excellence to others on this planet. I have an opportunity each day to live, laugh, enjoy with others, knowing work is simply a means to plant and reap the essentials of life.
So how do I live my life? I live it by first giving thanks to God when I get up for blessing me with a new day. I give Him a big smile. I then offer the day to Him by putting it in His hands, because I cannot handle all that life throws at me in my own strength. I need God. “…He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him…You give me your shield and your right hand sustains me.” Psalm 18: 30b, 35 (NIV)
I have learned the importance of honoring God throughout the day by respecting the authority in my home, work place, organizations I belong to and Church. I honor Him by valuing and nurturing my relationships. I strive to work in an excellent manner, “straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13b-14 (NIV)
I am so grateful to God for loving me in spite of all my flaws. I know I am beautiful in His eyes. This is why I want to honor Him with all of my heart. He fills me with favor and grace as I step out in faith to begin my day.
I urge you to honor God in the simple things as you get up and begin your day. He honors us when we focus on Him, read His Word, accept His Son Jesus into our lives as Our Savior and live out a life reflecting His love. Enjoy your day walking in the love and presence of God…
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In Christ’s love,