Just Another “Normal” Day?


Hands of service (1)THE WORD: “The Sovereign Lord has given me His words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning He wakens me and opens my understanding to His will.” ~Isaiah 50:4

Just another normal day ahead…or is it? Sometimes we start our day with a cup of coffee, a quick prayer, then head out the door, without giving much thought to the rest of the day. We get on with it and do what we normally do.

My challenge to myself and to you today is to stop and enjoy the presence of Papa God. Yes…stop. For a moment, recognize the amazing gift of His omnipresence in our lives! He is with me right now as I pen these words. He is there with you right now as you read them. What an amazing Creator we have! How majestic is His name!

The King of the universe is taking time to do life with us. He longs to take residence—to settle in—right dab smack in the middle of our hearts and lives. He longs to whisper in our ears each morning, to awaken our Spirit and instill within us His thoughts, His ways, His will throughout the day. He longs to unfold His purpose wherever we go, in whatever we do, with whomever we meet.

You see, it is not just another day. Our heavenly Father longs to make this an extraordinary day of opportunity, a day where we can extend kindness to a stranger, encourage our co-worker who is dealing with an illness, or simply take a few moments to encourage someone who is broken-hearted. He wants us to be His hands and feet. He wants to embody Himself in our being.

Will you let Him? Will you invite Him?

I’m looking at today in a different way….it’s going to be an extra-ordinary day…..because Papa God is with me wherever I go! I’m in the presence of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. A princess enjoying the day with her Daddy!

“For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building…Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you?” ~1 Corinthians 3:9, 16

“Thank you, Papa God, for waking us up this morning. Thank you for gifting us with another day of opportunity. Thank you for breathing into us your WORD! Help us to be mindful of your presence. As we get on with our day….this seemingly ordinary day…remind us to stop and recognize that this is a day of extraordinary opportunity. Quicken your Spirit within us and lead us as we go about your business. Along the way…as it is necessary…let us stop for those moments where you wish to speak to us. Whisper your will into our hearts and move us to compassion. Let those whispers be the sweet prompting we need to be your hands and feet. In Jesus name we ask and pray. Amen.”

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