We should never be so serious in life that we forget to have a good time
right where we are. We are to enjoy every day that we are alive and relish
the moments that God has given us. The Lord has not made us to go through
all our days as robots doing the same thing day in and day out, but rather
He has given us four different seasons that change our surroundings which
should alert us to the beauty of His creation. The Bible declares in
Psalm 8:3-4 “When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon
and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; What is man, that Thou art mindful
of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?” We are to remember
that God loves us and He wishes for our Joy to be full. (John 16:24)
I hope you are blessed by today's message to enjoy your life as best as you
can today and do not wait for some future event to be happy. Be happy now
and the future will take care of itself.
My eyes were glued to the television as the words across the bottom of the
screen listed school after school. “Where's my school?” I whined as I shut
off the TV and continued working through my mound of homework.
It was nearly midnight, and the snow and ice fell rapidly. As I stared out
my window before I went to sleep, the streets and yard looked like a sea
of marshmallows. I couldn't believe I'd have to gather up my books in the
morning and wade to the bus stop.
When my radio alarm went off, I listened as the DJ read the list of schools
that were closed. This time my school made the list!
I fell back on my pillow, smiling as I drifted back to sleep. Around noon,
I dragged myself out of bed. I got on the phone and started calling friends
to find out how everybody else was spending the day off. Somebody suggested
we pull out our sleds and meet on the hill over by my old elementary
school. After bundling up, I headed for the schoolyard.
As I prepared for another ride down the slippery hill, a snowball smacked
me on the back of my head. I turned to see Katie standing several feet from
me, grinning and reaching for more snow. I grabbed my own handful of snow,
pressed it into a solid white ball and tossed it, hitting her on the side
of her arm. I shouted, “Gotcha back!” Before long, all my friends had
joined the fight.
We spent that whole afternoon sledding, and making snowmen and snow angels.
Sometime during the day, something hit me besides a snowball. I realized I
was actually having fun. Fun? Boy that was a word I hadn't thought of for a
real long time. I'd been so busy with papers, tests and worrying over grade
point averages that I'd forgotten how to have a good time.
As we continued to play in the snow, I was amazed at how young I felt--and
acted. With thoughts of homework, tests and papers on hold, I felt so
carefree. It was almost as if I was 5 years old again!
I believe God used that big snowfall to wake me up to an important truth:
No matter how “grown up” I think I am, no matter how busy my schedule gets,
I have to take time to play and laugh. After all, decent grades aren't
worth much if I'm too burned out to enjoy them.
By Rachel Schlabach
Be encouraged to enjoy your life. See the good in all things. Laugh more
often, think good thoughts, spend time with your family and you will soon
find the Joy there is in living life fully.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
John 16:33 Jesus declares “These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me
ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good
cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Psalm 9:1-2 “I will praise Thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew
forth all Thy marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in Thee: I will
sing praise to Thy name, O thou most High.”
Nehemiah 8:10 “Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink
the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for
this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the
LORD is your strength.”
Psalm 100:1-3 “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the
LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing. Know ye that
the LORD He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we
are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: I AM THANKFUL
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Today’s Selected Testimony: THE LIGHTNING STORM
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony60.htm
In Christ’s Service,
Gods Work Ministry