Perhaps depression can be described as anger without
Well, what kind of day will it be -- stormy, sunny or just average?
I don't mean weatherwise, I mean with your personal life. Will
you be rejoicing, gloomy or "easy as she goes?" If you start your
day with God, you'll have a better chance at a decent day.
Setting 1) There are some who get up at the last minute,
hurriedly take care of the hygiene chores, grab a Pop-TartŪ on the
run and head for the door with shirt-tail flapping in the breeze --
"catch ya later, God."
Setting 2) There are others whose lives are better regulated, who
get up in time to properly take care of the morning routine
including time to commune with God even if it is only time to
Which of the above settings would provide a better environment
for having a sunny day, figuratively speaking? Which setting
would put you in the best mood for facing whatever comes your
way? To achieve setting #2 you probably don't need to get up a
whole lot earlier, but it does require that you decide to take
charge and discipline your life. Why? You'll be better equipped
mentally to face the daily challenges, but more importantly, your
attitude should be more upbeat, making you a much better
representative of Jesus Christ to those around you.
Psalm 5:3 (nlt), "Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each
morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly." Now
doesn't that sound like a model for each of us to follow?
Work commitments kept me from spending time at FaithWriters for the past while, and I was disappointed and concerned to see not familiar e-Cheer in the "100 Newest Articles" section! I quickly checked the "Devotionals" cataegort and sought out the date-of-posting on a few of your articles. Happy to find you still sharing! May God continue to bless, my friend....