Thursday, January 24, 2013

Have a (you choose) day!

The other day, I had the great privilege to celebrate the 50th birthday of one of my dear friends. We had such a grand time. That very same day, another friend emailed to ask for prayers for a newborn baby who was struggling with heart issues.

These two gigantic events got me thinking...isn't is amazing what only one day can bring? One event--a special birthday--involved celebration, happiness and frivolity. The other event--a critically ill baby--involved tears, worry, and sorrow. It was one day with two extremely different circumstances.

We all wake up every day, but none of us can predict exactly what the day will look like. For some, your day may be happy, fun, and fulfilling. For others, your day might be predictable. Yet for others, your day may bring you challenges you have never faced before.

Here's the encouragement that I leave you with: Whatever your day is (you fill in the blank), please know that your Heavenly Father is as close to you as your day. He's not an earshot away. Nor an arm's length distance. He is with you.

So if you are celebrating today, share the joy with Him. If you are struggling with the challenges that life brings, allow Him to carry the burden. If you are having a predictable and ordinary day, ask Him to ignite you.

Have a (God Almighty) day!