I am not a morning person, never have been. (Of course I am not a night person either. Catch me mid-day.) Even if I was able to get a good night’s sleep, I just don’t like getting out of bed in the morning. God has been dealing with me on this little issue.
Imagine your spouse or good friend buys you a present and gives it to you. But you choose to not accept it. I’m doing the same thing when I grumble about getting up in the morning. Each and every day that God chooses to allow me to wake up is His gift to me. I want to accept His gifts. I appreciate His gifts. So I need to get out of bed and greet each new day as His precious, priceless gift.
Why is each day a gift?
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).
Each day is a gift because it’s like God wiping the slate clean. He gives us new mercies, new compassions. A new chance to worship Him. A new opportunity to witness and encourage someone. A new day to be with our family. Each day we need to wake up excited! Wake up and thank Him for a new day. Ask Him to forgive us of our mistakes of yesterday and ask Him to guide us in this new day.
Today is God’s gift to you. What will you do with it? —submitted by Jenifer Metzger, US
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