Rejoice in the Lord Always

Rejoice in the Lord Always

I’m challenging myself a bit today. The timer is going and this is going to be a 15 minute post.

I woke up a little apprehensive about this day. I told my husband, “I hope today is better than yesterday.” His response? “Well, it can’t get any worse, so it will be better.” Ha! That may have been a little overstated. Yesterday was not the worst day ever. But it was kind of rough. There was no tragedy. Nobody died. It was just one of those days.

Sometimes I get these fairy tale ideas in my head about what things should be like. Literally. This morning as I lay in bed, dreading getting out, I had an image of Snow White and her seven little dwarves in my head. She was singing and cheerfully greeting everybody as she picked up the cottage and swept the floors. I thought to myself, “I’m going to be Snow White today and I am going to be sweet and cheerful, no matter what the circumstances are.

Then I thought, “That’s stupid!” I am not a princess hiding in the woods from an evil queen. I am a daughter of the most high God and it’s time to rise and shine. It’s not about putting on an act and thinking of myself as a princess who is a victim of her circumstances, and trying to make the best of them.

I am a mom, called to teach, train and care for these five children that the Lord has given me. I am a wife, called to love and be a helpmeet to my husband. I am a keeper of my home, a friend,  a neighbor and a sister in Christ. Now I have to get out of bed and be those things, even when it’s hard.

“This is the day that the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

Today I choose to rejoice in this day that the Lord has made. Father, help me to know you more and please get yourself glory through my life. Amen.

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