One of Those Days

15 09 2010

Have you ever had one of those days? I looked at my calendar this morning and just knew it was going to be one of those days. The timeline starts before the crack of dawn, weaving its way through appointments, deadlines, must-dos, need-tos, and things to get through before I even have a chance to catch my breath or check to make sure my shoes match.

It is easy to look at days like today and become discouraged before it even starts. “It is going to be one of those days” plays like a headline over the horizon of the day. I worry about schedules, meeting deadlines, fulfilling expectations, and just plain old getting enough laundry done so that my kids have clean socks for tomorrow. With worry comes guilt; with guilt comes regret; and regret steals joy and plunders peace.

Jesus has the power to change those “one of those days” days into “Wow! This is one of those days!” days. Days defined by joy. Days drenched with grace. Days where we rub our eyes in wonder, knowing we have stood in His presence and been touched by His love. There is no magic key. It requires shifting our perspective, realigning our hearts, and letting the shadow of the cross color our vision.

Today is going to be one of those days –

One of those days jam-packed with opportunities to see God at work.

One of those days filled with blessings and reasons to give thanks.

One of those days overflowing with occasions to say “I love you.”

One of those days crammed with chances to show His grace to others.

One of those days wide open with possibilities for praise.

One of those days bursting with the potential for discovering beauty.

One of those days made for singing out loud and walking with a grin.

One of those days shaped for His glory and filled with His presence.

My Jesus Resolution today is have one of those days. A day in which I look for the possibilities instead of the problems. A day where I delight in the blessings rather than complaining about the burdens. A day where I meet each moment with thanksgiving for all the opportunities I have to go and do and be with others. A day in which I meet the morning with a smile as I look at my calendar and say, “It is going to be one of those days!”


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15 09 2010
Linda Allard

Thanks for being such an encouragement in a discouraging world. How great it is to meet God in the morning and to know that His love will be showered on me no matter what the circumstances of the day bring. Because of God’s love I can rise higher than any problem brought before me. God’s love gives me strength when I am weak against the forces of this world. I shall thank God for such a sweet friend as you and how your love for God can bring brightness to my life.

16 09 2010
Mary Moudy

We’ve had good days every since you spoke at Happy. Thanks for challenging our minds.

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