CORAL GABLES, Fla., August 25, 2012 — If you’re like me, you are bombarded with an incredibly full inbox each morning. Sometimes I am so eager to delete emails from my inbox or hurriedly respond to someone that my fingers and brain can get out of sync! Such was the case this morning as I started to tell someone to “have a good day” but accidentally typed, “have a god day.” I immediately went back to correct my mistake, but as I looked at those words and thought about them for a moment, I realized how perfectly appropriate my response truly was!
I don’t know about you, but I would rather have a “God day” over a “good day” ANY DAY of the week! Can you imagine going through each day in the perfect will of the One who holds the universe in His hands, the One who knows you intimately and cares about every detail of your life? Can you imagine being in His presence, experiencing His joy regardless of your circumstances, regardless of what other people might say or do?
A “good day” would be, well, good. It would be pleasurable, comfortable, and enjoyable. But a “God day” would have purpose and would fulfill every longing of your heart. A “God day” would bring you into a place of peace in the midst of this crazy world! A “God day” would lead you into the abundant life Christ died to give you; a life fueled by God’s amazing grace and His immeasurable power. A “God day” would allow you to rest in the fact that God is in control so that you can lay aside reasonings, strivings, anxieties, and manipulations. A “God day” would be filled with hope, second chances, love, and forgiveness.
I’ve experienced some “good days” in my lifetime, but “God days” have left me standing in awe. They’ve left me breathless and hungry for more.
From experience, I can tell you that “God days” aren’t always pleasurable, comfortable, or enjoyable. In fact, “God days” can stretch us to the limit and take us places we would never choose to go. But the cool thing is this: In the midst of the hard and the uncomfortable, we get to see God at work and experience Him in ways others never experience. We get to see Him bring forth victory out of our seemingly impossible situations. We even get to see Him work through us to touch a hurting world. There is nothing greater.
Are you ready for a “God day”? It’s available every single day. Don’t settle for good when you can have so much more: GOD.
“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Thought they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.” Psalms 37:24
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