Today was really a bit of both, seemed like a good start, woke up early, got some prayer time in, got some time to get ready and head in early, then it slowly slid into a really just icky day – now in the middle of the icky there were some bright spots, little victories, small wins, but happily I did survive, as did Heather in her whirlwind day with more re-scheduling by the FDIC, CJ too was sick, I mean just one of those kind of days!
I know most days can be good or bad, but it just seemed today when it started, it couldn’t be stopped, even ended up staying an hour late at work, it was quite the day indeed – but thru it all God is Good. I mean scripture clearly states in Romans 8:
28 That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
I love the way The Message states it, the line “every detail” so the day had its rough spots, it had its moments where I said “ENOUGH!” I mean things I thought sorted were upside down and backwards by days end, but just means I have to re-double my efforts to let go of the reigns to control and manage my life and give it even more so over to God.
I think the scripture is very true to the fact of the Sermon on the Mount or the “Be Attitudes” and yet learned it in the NIV/KJV growing up again The Message does simplify it and give another way of looking at Matthew 5:
3 “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.
I think even with going to the brink today there was indeed Good within the Bad, while in the midst of being torn asunder by the CEO at work, things flipped and I actually got an apology from the VP for a previous issue, Heather got the OK from her boss to continue on with her vacation plans even though the FDIC is yet again screwing around with time frames and such, we found people having even worse days than our own, so we lifted them up in prayer. There were those around us too hanging on to hope for that deal to break, for that job interview to go well, we got to come together in prayer even after a fight.
So to that end the scripture is very true continuing in Matthew 5:
7 “You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘carefull,’ you find yourselves cared for.
The question remains, is today a good day or a bad day? In the moment? Bad, definitely. But looking back at how the day worked to really re-focus us, and draw us closer to God and just give things back to him in Prayer time, I’d say Good – may not be the typical view of a Good day, but I think once we started pulling back the view from just US and looked around to others and their bad day, like the verse above says that when you care for others you find yourselves being cared for – God is good.
I know the rest of the week is ahead, and I know that my finances can continue to get tight, or things will come out of no-where to fix things up, got tickets out to companies who double billed me and to my bank for pre-auths hanging around after the amount had already cleared – so things will work out one way or another, jobs will mellow out, folks will feel better, just have to leave everything at His feet and know that he has a reason for all of it, and it may simply be to refine and re-direct us – and if so Amen 🙂
To that end, going to wrap it up, get to bed early and prepare to approach Tuesday expectant of God’s plan and Blessing awaiting me! Night all!