Oh Monday, here you are again. Faithful friend, you never fail to knock at our door. On the one hand you are a new start: a blank canvas itching to come to life, but on the other hand, how heavy is that reality? You are blank and boy does it take effort to press on and endure where needed and to and change where God calls for change. But Christian, this effort, this canvas, it is a gift. That God would let us be a part of his plan, take an active part in his Kingdom, wow, that is an incredible opportunity we often take for granted. The very fact that we have another go at this never ending cycle is not a curse but truly a gift from our Lord.
We don’t have to live in the past, in our mistakes, in our sin, or in our failures. His mercies are new Every. Single. Day. And despite our shortcomings, God is still choosing to uphold us with his righteous right hand. Never forget, the Lord has created THIS particular day, THIS particular week and is intentionally sustaining YOUR particular life at this very moment. Our great God has good and marvelous works planned out for you to do. Things he planned for you to accomplish before you were even a blip on the radar. No this doesn’t mean your life will always be a cake walk and yes there will be things too big for you to handle but he gives us the strength to press on and can bring good out of any situation and can bring good out of any week. Isn’t it amazing that He wants to use you in his kingdom THIS week and he wants to shine light into your darkness TODAY? Not only does he want to use you, but this great God, who calls what is not and immediately it is so, this great God wants to know you on a deep and personal level. This week, we have the opportunity to glorify God, play a part in his Kingdom, and grow closer to our Maker. Wow. Thank you, Jesus, for this new start. Thank you for giving us spiritual life and for sustaining our physical lives. You’re reading this which means you have physical life. But do you have spiritual life? Knowing there is a God and knowing that God are two very separate things. Have you ever taken that first step of turning your life and “canvas” over to God? Click here for more information on how to take that step. But also please please feel free to contact me directly. I am always happy to talk about your relationship with God.
This week, may we be aware of his presence and remember these truths. Stop worrying about what your canvas is going to look like. Stop worrying about whether or not you have the energy to keep going. Instead, look to Jesus and let him guide you with his broad strokes as he brings your masterpiece to life. Let us boldly set out to proclaim his glory and may we ever set our eyes on Christ.
“This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice in be glad in it.”
Psalm 118 24
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”
“Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.”