When I wake up each morning, I usually sigh with happiness. A little girl is snuggled into my side and I look to my left and see my “It is Well” print hanging on the wall. The day seems to just be bursting with possibilities within my home. I have children to love on and a household to manage. A husband to encourage and a mission to share my Savior with everyone around me both in word in deed.
I didn’t always use to feel this way. When I was younger, each day felt like drudgery before the Lord pulled me away from the feminism that I had been taught all of my life. I didn’t see each day as important, or much purpose in my life inside of my home.
Oh, how wrong I was! Each day is a gift from our Lord. Each day is an opportunity for us to live out His will as His daughters. It is time for us to rejoice each morning!
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Each and every day is important simply because the Lord made it. The Psalmist doesn’t praise the day itself, but God, giving Him glory for it. I think this is important for us to remember, ladies. Even on the “bad” days we have reason to rejoice, since the Lord saw fit to make it.
The word “rejoice” in Psalm 118:24 comes from the Hebrew word giyl, which means rejoice, glad, joyful, joy, delight. We are instructed to delight in each day because our Maker is the maker of it, too. This perspective can be life changing. Could you imagine a world where delight and joy is found simply because we are living in a day which the Lord has made without paying any mind to the situations surrounding us? A world where each day is considered to be a sacred gift for us to use for His purposes, even if we do not step foot outside of our door? Our work as wives and mamas is Kingdom work, and we never need to let ourselves be convinced of anything other than this.
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Each day is a slate wiped clean, and is full of possibilities. The word “morning” in Psalm 30:5 comes from the Hebrew word “boqer,” and means can mean morning, morrow, and/or early. What a great God we serve! A peace and calm usually comes early with each new day. The cares of the day before are past. We can choose to live in the present and embrace the new day with excitement, knowing that the Most High created it. And since He created it, it is important.
He has given us each day as a gift, ladies. Oh, how often I took this for granted. I cringe. How beautiful is each sunrise, baby smile, and childish hug. How beautiful is He, who bestowed us with this great mercy. As Psalm 30:5 says, His favor is truly life. It is all that matters. Praise Him who showed us grace and favor when we certainly didn’t deserve it. Praise Him who has given us the gift of this day!