Rejoicing or Grumbling?

This is the day that Lord has made let us be glad and rejoice in it.

Good Morning. Today is a Wednesday and I have to admit, I feel like I’m running on autopilot. However, this old verse is in my head. This is the day that the Lord has made let us be glad and rejoice in it. As I think about this am I glad and rejoicing that about today. Truthfully I think I am checking off the lists of things at work that I need to get done, things at home that need to happen. Gladness and rejoicing are down probably on the tenth of this list.

My dad, Papa Bear, Always seems like a happy person in the morning. He will get up with the sun and his demeanor is boisterous in the morning. But he is rejoicing and glad for the mornings.

I think I was the same way when I a child but now an adult I feel like mornings are not my favorite. As adult mornings are tough. Some mornings are bad I am emotional or frustrated. I didn’t get enough sleep and I’m groggy. I am checking off a list of things I need to do. I often forget to be rejoicing and glad that today is here and that God allowed me to wake up again.

I remember during cancer treatments mornings were the roughest. I wouldn’t feel good so sleep evaded and I was an emotional mess so mornings were routine. I clung to that routine to help me survive. There were times that I was glad that I was still alive because I understood how precious my life was. On the fifth day after chemo when I awoke without a headache and backache and felt a little more normal, I rejoiced because I could do a little more. On days that I had pet scans and X-rays that were looking more normal I rejoiced because the medicine was working and I wasn’t in a dream. I rejoiced when a year came and went after treatments.

I need to take time each morning to rejoice but often it gets placed on the end of a list of things that need to happen. I’m not going through treatments now but I’ve clung to my routine. My routine only has a few times when I feel like they are God-focused. Reading my Bible and usually listening to Christian music in the morning. I should be rejoicing in every element of my routine.

It’s funny when I’m on vacation then I feel like I’m more aware to rejoice in everything. But at home on Wednesday when I have a headache, didn’t sleep well, and feel like my blog needs to be written, rejoicing is very far down on this list.

I need to work on this. I need to work on being grateful every morning that God created this day and I need to be glad in it. This idea should be very reassuring because the God who created the universe took time out of making sure the earth doesn’t tilt off axis, he ordained this day. He knew what would happen before they do and knew what kind of day it will be. Rejoicing should be the first thing I do. Instead, I find myself grumbling.

Are you rejoicing today or grumbling??

Psalm 118: 23-25
23 This is the Lord’s doing,
and it is wonderful to see.
24 This is the day the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Please, Lord, please save us.
Please, Lord, please give us success.

TTFN and God Bless and Keep you.

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