This is the day the Lord has made;We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24The start of a brand new week doesn't have to bring with it the 60's Carpenters song lyrics 'rainy days and Monday's always get me down' but instead should be a day of rejoicing for new starts. A day of thanksgiving if you have a job to go to as many are unemployed who seek employment. A day of thanksgiving for the gift of life. A day to let go of hurts and choose a new direction. A day to try something new.Get up and say "I like Mondays. Thank you Lord. Direct my steps to do your work today." Then just get out and get going. Stop dwelling on negativity. Look for ways you can bring a smile to someone who may be hurting. Stop dreading Monday. Start looking forward to what this day will hold for you.
Each day is a gift from our Lord whether Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Will you choose to embrace each day's issues and rejoice?
PRAYER: Thank you for the beginning of a new week. A time to start new things. A time to purpose to break bad habits. Help me learn to rejoice. In Jesus' name. Amen.