It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.”
Colossians 1:12 MSG
God’s plan is that you would be an active participator in your life, not just a passive spectator to it. That you would take part in everything bright and beautiful he has for you today.
God has inlaid gifts of joy and moments of wonder into even in the most mundane and tedious of things.
As a believer, you are a carrier of God’s presence and bring him into every interaction or obligation you encounter.
In Christ, you are the change maker and attitude shifter as you invite the Holy Spirit to move and transform duty into delight and drudgery into little altars of thanksgiving.
No matter what today holds, God will give you what you need to discover and enjoy everything bright and beautiful that he has planned for it.
You may say, “there is nothing bright or beautiful here” but I beg to differ. You may not see it, but God does. Not because the day has it within itself but because God has it within himself.
His presence alone can bring glory to the most ordinary tasks and an awareness of the beauty of life into the dullest of days.
My prayer is that the eyes of your heart would be open to see it.
That you would draw your strength directly from Jesus and his Word.
That his glorious power would infuse you with the spiritual vision to see all the God ordained opportunities of surprise joy and tender mercies he has for you.
And that you would fully take part in it.
In Jesus Name, Amen.