I share this article from January 15, 2014. The glory and truths found within are still relevant today. I pray you are blessed by them.
Today was a gorgeous day, not just because the climate was balmy and the sun was shining without a single cloud in the sky, but also because of the things that I got to do and didn’t get to do. I literary woke up this morning to the sound of birds singing. First I thought, “Lil, birds it is January. You must be confused.” But then a thought accord, they were not confused. They knew exactly what time of the year it was but because our Beloved Savior, Christ Jesus had been so gracious and given them such a gorgeous day, they were taking advantage of it.
“It was like playing in a preview of what is to come.”
These little birds were rejoicing in the moment, going with the flow and just getting to hear their delight made me smile. Their delight was contagious. As I write this, my soul leaps with such joy. God is so incredibly good! I am certain that the same way I smiled at the birds taking delight in the gift of today, that Christ Jesus smiles when we take delight in the good things that He gives so freely unto us.
The book of Romans says “Truly, He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up on behalf of us all-how shall He not, along with Him, freely give us all else?” (Rom. 8:32)
God wants us to delight in His goodness. He wants us to be like those little birds, living in the moment of beauty that is set before us. Sure, I have a schedule that I need to follow each day if I am going to get the things done that need to be done, but today was different. Today was a special gift full of new delights. It’s like when a parent lets their child play hookey from school just to spend it with them. Yeah, they had classes, but today was special.
I am so glad that I went with the flow today. I am so glad that I took the Lord’s gift and let today be a day of wonder and play. I was like the birds.
Tomorrow, the climate will change, snow is on the horizon with a chilly kiss from the wind. I will be back in the saddle, prepped and ready to go. But today, I got to play. And how grateful I am!
~Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER!