I have no idea, honestly, how Mondays obtained such a bad reputation. Yet, here we are at another, and I have felt every bit of it's attached stigma today! First off, I scheduled a dentist appointment for myself. Who does that on a Monday? And even though I don't "work" outside of the home, I still feel the lethargy each Monday when I pry my eyes open and force my feet to hit the floor! Even my kids seem to feel it; they're either extra tired, or cranky.....or sometimes both! Yikes! For me, it's usually my focus day for the rest of the weekly challenges; a time to make an insanely long and overwhelming to-do list for the rest of the week, catch up on laundry and housework accumulated from the weekend, and pay bills! Ugh!
However, even though I feel the Monday "drag", I was encouraged this morning when I tucked myself away first thing and called on God for His help! I knew I would need it for this day! After some much needed time with Him, I stumbled upon this in my journal:
How sweet! Bella is infatuated with practicing her writing skills right now, and if she can't find someone around to help her spell what she would like to spell, then she simply copies from a book. Last night she decided to copy some of the highlighted verses from my Bible. God knew, even as she wrote, that I would need to hear this verse today! And instead of reading it as is, I added in some extra pep;
"Be joyful always [even on Monday]; pray continually [even on Monday]; give thanks in all circumstances [even on Monday], for this is God's Will for you in Christ Jesus[EVEN on Monday]."
So, no matter what your circumstances and how "blah" of a day you are having on this Monday...be joyful, pray, and gives thanks regardless! You'll be a step in the right direction of living out HIS will for you!
Messy Monday Link up!Monday's don't always have to be messy! They CAN BE beautiful! I would be honored if you would Link up any of your personal favorite posts from this past week, or you may want to post about a beautiful mess of your own. Let's share from the abundance of our hearts and rejoice with one another!
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Soli Deo Gloria