Tuesday, May 26, 2009

One Of Those Days!

Can you see what's sitting on the turtle's nose? Much to his consternation, I'm sure, it's a pesky fly. I can just imagine the turtle thinking, "Looks like it's gonna be one of those days!"

Can you relate? You probably can't remember a day when everything went just the way you wanted it to. Some days, I wish I just had my own personal shell to pull myself back into, and wait for the world to go away. Yes, life happens, but there's a way to rein in the day (actually, hem it in) that will make such frustrations less able to take us down. The "hemming in" is found in Psalm 92:2: "...to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and your faithfulness every night."

Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, was known to wake up and roll out of bed on his knees to acknowledge the Lordship of Christ over his life and his day. Whether we find an early-morning quiet time a good cure for insomnia, or if that is the time we are at our best to focus on the Lord and His word, our day would go smoother if we began by (as the verse reminds us) acknowledging God as ruler and as lover of our lives. This step of faith sets the tone for our response to each interaction, be it joyous, frustrating or just plain boring.

And, at day's end, as we reflect on the events of our waking hours, may we take time to consider God's faithfulness, as well. Perhaps asking God to show us His hand over what the day brought our way, and taking time to journal these recollections would help us develop a continual spirit of thanksgiving. And even if things didn't go as we planned, by recalling the truths of this verse - that God is loving and faithful - may we fall into a restful sleep, secure in God's embrace.

Best wishes from lefthandrightbrain:)