This Week’s Verse: “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 (HCSB)
Okay, I didn’t expect to be staring at snow outside my dorm room window in late April. In fact, a lot of things that have happened in the last few months were not things I expected or things I planned for. That’s just how life is sometimes.
Because we know this is how life is, and yes, it’s frustrating, we should still continue to live our lives with grace.
I know I’m not the only one who complained about the snow. I’m ready for spring to be here and for summer right after that. The snow was a setback in an otherwise predictable schedule. At first, I was frustrated, but the more I watched the flakes fall in wet clumps onto the ground, the more I came to appreciate the beauty of it. God has blessed us with so many natural beauties, and snow is one of them. I see it as a gift, throwing a little spice into our week, because we normally don’t get snow in late April.
If I can do that with a little snow, why shouldn’t I do that with some of the stresses of life? The answer is that I should take the challenges God’s given me and use them to glorify Him. Everything I do is for Him and furthering His kingdom on Earth, and I should treat them like that instead of temporary burdens on my check list.
Are there things you have going on that you have a negative mindset on? Think about how you can use those things to show honor to God and show Him to the world. It’s not easy, but looking for ways to glorify God in every-day tasks is something that we should try to do as Christians. It can help us get closer to our Creator, too.
Prayer: Father, thank You for the small things and the ways you’ve shown Your faithfulness to me this week. I pray that I can set my eyes on You and do everything in Your Name today. Amen.