I was just about to check on a job position for which I applied. This is a position that I wanted a great deal. Three teenaged boys and the changing economic times necessitate that I work outside the home. So before I called the Human Resources department of our county’s schools, I stopped to pray. I just wanted to go before the Lord in prayer before I made that call. Somehow praying would assure me He is with me, and that He would give me favor. As I knelt to pray a scripture spontaneously came to mind that I read earlier. One which we all know,
“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Psalm 118:24
To be honest, my first thought reaction was, that’s so trite. But then in an instant the Lord showed me in my spirit what this verse really means.
This is the day that the Lord has made…this means this day was made by the Lord. He made it from beginning to end, from start to finish. This day in your life, in my life, was of His design. I can rejoice because this day belongs to God and He is orchestrating it. I can rejoice because I can trust God to orchestrate this day and the next and the next into days that will be good for me and others around me. This doesn’t mean it’s always going to go my way; things may go differently than I had planned. But it’s not really my day, it is the day the Lord has made, it really belongs to Him. And because I belong to Him -since I have given Him my life- He totally makes my day. And because He is all wise, good, merciful, pure and strong, if He makes my day no doubt it will be a good one.
So today, I can rejoice. Not because this day is mine, but because it’s God’s. And God is good, and He will make it good for me! So, this is the day that the Lord has made! I can rejoice, and be glad in it!
Not so trite after all!
(Thanks for the correction, Lord.)