Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A New Day!

Light is sweet; how pleasant to see a new day dawning.
Ecclesiastes 11:7

Lately I struggle waking up early to fit my quiet time in before the day gets ahead of me.  As I try to understand why, this scritpture helps me realize that it's not my reasons for sleeping in but my attitude about waking up.  While it may be darker during these winter mornings, and my schedule may be busier, the reasons for pressing snooze on my alarm have nothing to do with what's happening around me but more with what's happening in my heart.  When I wake up I am not thinking about what a blessing it is to receive another day of life.  I am not thinking on my new day as an opportunity to grow closer to God, or to share His love.  I am taking for granted another day and my attitude shows. 

So I wonder if revival, in my heart, starts with appreciating God's gift of sunshine, or even rain, and a new day to live for Him, instead of just dragging my butt out of bed.  The changes I want to see aren't going to happen even if I do find some way to wake up, if my heart isn't pleased and excited to spend time with Him.  Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Light.  Yes He is the light and light is sweet!  Light tells us we have one more day to spend with Him and one more opportunity to love like Him.  How pleasant to see a new day dawning!!!

Things to think about.

Am I happy to see the new day dawning?  
Do I see a new day as an opportunity to further God's kingdom?  
Am I pleased to wake up to His light?  
How can I pray and ask Jesus to change my way of thinking?

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