THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE

YOUR DAILY MOMENT: Inspirational thoughts to begin your day
February 11, 2017

I have been a night person all my life.  The night is my most productive time. The most difficult task of my day is getting out of bed in the morning. That is not the case with my dog, Maggie.  She awakes eager to start her day of work. (Catching Frisbees and chasing golf balls or tennis balls.) She has boundless energy in the morning.  When I can barely open my eyes, she is shoving a Frisbee in my face.  Reluctantly, I dress and drag myself outdoors, often in the rain or snow, to play Frisbee or ball. 

I think how nice it would be to start my day with such joy and expectation.  I am never awake enough to do my daily devotions in the morning.  At the very least, I should do what Maggie appears to do in her canine kind of way.  In her mind, she must be thinking, “This is a new day to play. I will rejoice and be glad in it.”  Sound a little familiar?  She puts me to shame, because I know the first thought that crosses my mind when I awake should be, “This is the day that the Lord has made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it,” Psalm 118.24. I should say, “Good morning Lord.  What great things do you have planned for me today to advance Your Kingdom on earth?”  Regretfully, most mornings that is not what I am thinking.  I just want to go back to sleep. 

However, as I write this, I accept the challenge from my little bundle of morning energy.  I will resolve to approach the day with as much joy and expectation as does she.

I am not sure why I am a night person. A day has 24 hours. I do believe God would have me use my waking hours to seek and serve Him. Whether we are day people or night people, we should rejoice in every moment to serve the God of the universe.

Thank you, Maggie, for reminding me that every day belongs to the Master.  I will rejoice and be glad in each day, even if I only have one eye open!

From: “The Dogs of My Life and What They Teach Me About the Kingdom of God.”  Karen Cobbs, Authorhouse Publishers 2016.

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Suggested reading and listening list

The Purpose Driven Life
D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Climactic Battle of World War II
High and Lifted Up
, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Tyler Talks Back,  CD Allen Levi
Revealing Jesus CD
Revealing Jesus DVD
The Pursuit of Holiness
Portraits In Courage by George W. Bush
Worship Changes Everything.
The Insanity of God.  A true story of faith resurrected.
Revealing Jesus: A 365-day devotional
The Dogs of My Life and What They Teach Me About the Kingdom of God
How Time Flies (includes, “The Touch of the Master’s Hand.”)
Hope (includes the song, “Still”)
The Hiding Place
*Thera Cane
Life’s Ultimate Privilege
True Treasure (This is a Chrisitan Children’s Book)

I encourage you to link to each of the items in the reading list.  You are sure to find something there that will bless your life.  All the selections are reasonably priced, and I have read or listened to each and highly recommend them.
Be blessed,
Karen

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2 thoughts on “THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE”

  1. Everyday is a gift from God, and in this life we have so many distractions to turn our thoughts and time away from the Lord. Satan and our old nature will try to steal our relationship with Christ. This is why we need to be like Paul keep striving for the prize, a new body and a heavenly home Christ has promised us.. Maggie will keep you young. 🙂

    1. Actually, Maggie is so high energy she is making me old, but I love her. Thanks for you nice comment. Be blessed today.
      Karen

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