Monday, May 15, 2017

Another Monday

What kind of a day are you anticipating? We've grown accustomed to Monday being a day where we wonder what happened to our weekend. It's more difficult to get into the swing of things on our jobs, in the classroom, and even on the home front. Do we drink one of those "boosting" drinks and face the world? or maybe a couple more cups of coffee? going back to bed is tempting. 

Just as we experienced the presence of God in worship yesterday, today we can know him more intimately when we invite him to be a part of our Monday. He wants to be there when we have tough decision to make in our jobs. He desires to be present when you face temptation. In the darkest corner of your Monday, He is there. 

Psalm 112:6-8
6 Surely he will never be shaken;
   a righteous man will be remembered forever.
7 He will have no fear of bad news;
   his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
8 His heart is secure, he will have no fear;
   in the end he will look in triumph on his foes.

Do you have days when you feel distant from God? If you feel that way, YOU are the one that moved. He has promised to never leave you, that he will remain with you. Take an inward look today, to see if there is distance between you and God.

Can we say, even on "downer" days, that our heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord, and our heart is secure in Him? True, the bad days are bound to happen. The answer according to the psalmist, is a "heart problem" on our part. He says we can have a heart that is steadfast and secure. 

The psalm says, "in the end, he will look in triumph on his foes."  He is telling us that the steadfast and secure heart that trusts in the Lord is going to experience triumph over Mondays and anything else that gives us a sense of defeat. Instead of being destined become a victim of loss and sorrow, our lives trusting in God, will bring success and victory. Consider again the distance between you and God. It's never God that makes that distance seem so far, it's us. And like the prodigal son in Luke 15 that was returning to his father, God will see us coming to him and run to meet us. Our God is a marvelous heart doctor.

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