Hey friends, how are you doing? How have you been lately? Happy first day of June. Can you believe it? Already we have lived five months into the new year, five whole months! I honestly do not know where the time went, neither can I say what I’ve done during those months. Someone recently said, “even the things I use to enjoy doing has become a burden for me, lately” and I said, “exactly!” I have become a slouch and that is being kind. I am without excuse too; the weather has been absolutely perfect. Bright, beautiful sun, blue skies, and high temperatures; (well last week was a bummer) but we’ve even been in the 90s°, and still here I am. Well… maybe I should say, here I was, because I’m committed to do better. Life is way too short, and we’ve been blessed beyond measure, to allow life to to be lived with minimal effort. This verse come to mind:
How are you doing, really? As the Lord has allowed us to see a new day, what are your plans for today? What are your plans for the rest of the months in this year, if the Lord allows us to see it? Are you a planner? I used to be a planner, I say ‘used to be’ because for the past few (well…perhaps many) months, I’ve lived life without a plan; in fact, I’ve lived life with very little purpose. Sometimes, it’s wise to tell it like it is, right? I’ve looked back at the past few months, we are in June, and I’ve done very little.
This blog is perhaps one of the few things that is all mine (mine in parenthesis, because it is something I believe the Lord specifically gave to me, just me. My husband is a techie guy, but this, I wanted to do all by myself. If I had any problems with the setup, I spoke to the WordPress people. It had to be all mine. My hubby was very rarely consulted for any of the posts, I wrote what I felt led to write. Sometimes, I believe the Lord also allowed me to write what I wanted to write about too. Together, we plodded along. But lately, it has felt like we’re ‘pulling teeth’. I’ve taken more breaks already this year, than I’ve taken at anytime during the past four years. That set of footprints in the sand, hasn’t been mine.
How are you doing, today? Life, we know, throws us curveballs. Life, we know, is very rarely without mishaps and difficulties. You know that; I know that, so why am I still here? My husband says, as Christians, we must view life through a biblical worldview. That means, my life with its ups and downs must be viewed through the lens of what the Lord says in His Word. So, okay then, He says this:
That should have been final, right? The God of the universe is not a man, He CANNOT lie, He keeps His promises, He says what He means, and He means what He says. He is TRUTH. Why then, am I here? “This is too hard”, I’ve said, “I was not ready”, I’ve said, “I need more time to accept my lot”, I’ve said. Well…okay then, five months is enough time, isn’t it? Perhaps now is also a good time to remember that time lost can never be regained; it is time lost.
Really… today, think about it, how are you doing? Today, this first day of a new month, in a new year, brings hope, does it not? Each day, we’ve been blessed with life, is a brand new day, filled to the brim with new opportunities to do better than the day before. Today is filled with new mercies and new grace enough for today. In spite of what today may bring, grace and mercy will follow us, isn’t that good news? We can begin again. Hope, another four letter word is filled with beauty, that our Lord gives in abundance. Today is a beautiful, blessing from the Lord. Built in today is grace and mercy which heralds hope, all is found in the arms of the God of the Universe. He is bigger than the problems, mightier than the rolling seas, faster than the fastest trains, more powerful than all the mighty men combined.
We serve a Mighty God. We serve a Mighty God. We serve a Mighty God. Let’s us remember that throughout this day and begin again. How are you today?