As you probably know by now, I get excited about the start of the week. I am not one of those people that say “Happy Monday” but I am one of those people who are not worried about the start of the week. Not because of who I am but because of who is in me. The Lord is in Me. His Spirit is in me and He allows me to look at the week ahead as a week of opportunities. It is a week of opportunities for Him to show me who He is and what He is all about. I do get excited about the possibilities and years ago He told me that every day was a good day because He is present every day. I used to feel the Sunday night blues as early as Saturday night. You know that moment when you start to feel bad because the weekend is almost over. Saturday night was way too early but it was my anxiety talking to me and telling me that a tough week was ahead of me. Jesus changed all that. He impressed the idea that I needed to stay in the present and to go one day at a time. He explained through the years that every day is good when you make Him your number one. Focusing on Him helps more than we think and we should always make Him our priority. Does that mean that nothing bad will happen? Absolutely not! It means that every day we have what it takes to make it through the day and to be more than conquerors. Instead of thinking of the day ahead as a potential series of events that will be difficult, we need to think of the One who will get us through it all.
Are you going to have a good week? Are you going to have a bad week? I guess the answer varies depending on who you ask. Ask the Lord. Ask Him what your week is going to be like and He will tell you that you will have a great week. He will tell you that there is nothing to worry about and nothing to fear because He will be with you every step of the way. He is not the God of Sunday. He is the God of every day. As you start this week, declare that you are going to have a great week because of the great Savior that is with you. Declare that greater is the Lord that is in you than any adversity that might come against you this week. Declare that in Christ you are more than a conqueror. Declare that surely His goodness will follow you every single day of this week. Declare the truth of the Lord over your week before your wandering mind starts declaring the lies of the world over your week. Things might get tough. Things might not be easy but the Lord will assist you and He will give you what you need to make it with flying colors. He has everything you need for every day. As a matter of fact, He has everything you need for every second of every minute of every hour of every day. He lacks nothing. He has it all and it is available to you.
What is going to make this week so great? Jesus will and your relationship with Him will as well. It will depend on how much you are willing to let Him be in control and how much you will trust Him. If you get some bad news today or tomorrow, the bad news is not the biggest part of the whole situation. It is your reaction to the news that matters the most. Are you going to crumble and give up or are you going to take it to the Lord in prayer and stay in faith? It is easy to answer that question when everything is going well. You might have some tests this week that will try to make you react with fear and despair. Those tests take place in everyone’s life and they are not welcome but we can use them as opportunities to stay in faith. We can still declare and proclaim that Jesus is Lord even when life gets tough. We can still be filled with joy even when we get bad news after bad news. Jesus makes it possible. Jesus is our good news and He doesn’t change the content of His news. Start every day this week thanking Him and adoring Him. Thank Him for the great day you are going to have. Keep doing it and you will see that at the end of the week you had a great week despite the trials and tribulations. You will have a great week in the name of Jesus! May God protect you and bless you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Psalm 23:6; Romans 8:37; 1 John 1:5