Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Every Day Deserves a Chance

"Doesn't every day deserve a chance to be a good day? An opportunity? A shot? A tryout? An audition? A swing at the plate? After all: "This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." But what of those days when traffic snarls, airports close, friends forget, and co-workers complain? Or surgery days, tax days, voting days, losing days, even days when the cemetery dirt is still fresh?

In "Every Day Deserves a Chance" Max Lucado unpacks Jesus' delightful formula for upgrading each day as a blue ribbon status: saturate your day in Jesus' grace; entrust your day to His oversight; accept His direction. Grace. Oversight. Direction. G-O-D. The perfect prescription for filling your day with divine power and giving every day a chance."

1 Chronicles 29:11-12"David blessed God in full view of the entire congregation: Blessed are you, God of Israel, our father from of old and forever. To you, O God, belong the greatness and the might, the glory, the victory, the majesty, the splendor; Yes! Everything in heaven, everything on earth; the kingdom all yours! You've raised yourself high over all. Riches and glory come from you, you're ruler over all; You hold strength and power in the palm of your hand to build up and strengthen all. And here we are, O God, our God, giving thanks to you, praising your splendid Name. "

To many times lately- I have just wanted pull the sheets over my head and say not today Lord- Please not today! I don't want to get out the bed, I don't want to face this issue or deal with this. However, through some amazing friends I'm reminded that God's grace is new every morning and that every day deserves a chance for me to give God Glory in someway! So this is the day that the Lord has made and through the good and bad, through rough days at work and good days, through elections, through etc----I will rejoice in it as I know He is in control!

Please continue to pray things are going to be changing daily over the next several weeks and I will need to be reminded of this. Thanks for the prayers, love and support! I love ya'll!

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