Tuesday, May 5, 2015

One of Those Days

Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (KJV)

One of Those Days

That ominous feeling: “Nothing is going to go my way today!” How often have you felt it? Getting out of bed, changing into appropriate attire, and getting out the door on the way to that really bad, horribly offal, dreadful day is the exact opposite of my natural reaction. My flesh wants to stay in bed, cover up my head and wait until the fates give me a better outlook…Okay, I don’t believe in fate. So, that option is off the table!

            Spilled my tea on the way out the door. It covered my computer and book bag. Went through the drive thru for breakfast – My sandwich exploded flinging eggs EVERYWHERE as it was opened. Arrived at my work site for the day an hour ahead of schedule. I decided to use the time to reset my day by taking a NAP – No less than three people “checked” on me to see if I was alive. What’s the use? Just get up and get started.

Lamentations 3:22-24 It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. 24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. (KJV)

            We all face the same struggles. No matter how bad things get in our lives, God’s promise is: We will not be consumed. If we put our trust completely in Him we will be successful in overcoming the world. God’s LOVE for us is so overwhelming that our problems pale in comparison. Whatever you are facing right now – STOP direct your mind and heart to focus upon the LORD.  Consider His faithfulness and ALL the mighty works He has accomplished getting you to where you are – He will not abandon you!

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: (KJV)

            Allowing the annoyances of “One of Those Days” to get the best of our time and attention is not honoring to God. I’m guilty – Are you? When we find ourselves in the midst of a flood of problems, disease, stress, financial hardship, feelings of unworthiness, whatever, we can call upon God and He will answer.

Jeremiah 32:27 Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is there anything too hard for Me? (AMP)

            When we feel “One of Those Days” coming on – Turn it from a defeat into a victory by declaring:

Psalm 118:23-25 This is the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. 24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. 25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. (KJV)

            This is the day God has given us to choose His best – Be glad and rejoice – Be thankful and recognize His hand at work. Every day is the day of deliverance for those who trust in God. It's not just "One of Those Days."

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