Ecclesiastes 2:24-25: “A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?”
As June draws to a close and July comes marching in and we watch our summer trickle by, a reminder to enjoy each and every day. God creates us for His joy and to be joyful. If every day is a drudgery, then you’re wasting your life and again insulting God. With Him, we find joy and provision. With Him, life becomes the most precious gift that we MUST NOT WASTE. So every day be grateful, joyful, and look around you. It is His gift to us. All of it. Embrace it. Love it. Cherish it and all those in your life. Soon, very soon, it will be over.
Micah 6:8: “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Sounds so simple, right? Except when the baby is crying. Or creditors are calling. The bills are mounting. You’re job searching. You get a flat tire. The grocery store is out of milk!
My challenge for you today: pick one of the Lord’s requirements: either 1) act justly 2) love mercy or 3) walk humbly.
THEN: 1) Pray to the Lord and just thank Him and ask Him to help you be more of that one attribute.
THEN: 2) Pick one thing you will do today to either act justly (e.g. rewarding people at work for a job well done) or love mercy (e.g. be nice to the person not being nice to you) or walk humbly (let the car merge in front of you–you aren’t in that big for a hurry). Simple things towards God’s simple requirements.
1 Thessalonians 5:18: “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
We are to not only be thankful for the work God has given us to perform on this side of heaven, but we are to be thankful for EVERYTHING. Remember every trial has a purpose and it won’t last. Take heart. God is with you. Always and forever.