This is the day that the LORD has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Today, my daily life has brought with it a lot of the typical things I engage in nowadays. Waking up in my cozy bedroom with Bethany on the mattress beside me (she slept over last night).
Pancakes and eggs for breakfast and glorious coffee and time in the Word (Hebrews 4)and in prayer.
Gym and stretch date with my beautiful friend Jacqueline, catching up for maybe 15 minutes, back to back English lectures that were exceptional.
Catching up with Mary briefly at home, off to work…
Where Jesus floods me with His grace and with the knowledge of His ever-presence, floors me with His compassion. I overwhelmed in thinking about how 7 billion people ignore Him at different points throughout the day, and He unceasingly loves us and covers us with His grace. He strengthens me to just talk to Him while I head to work, and reveals so much for the message I’m speaking to a youth group next week. Reveals so much to me about my calling for His sake–
“I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. My speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” (1 Cor. 2:3-5).
and puts on my heart people to pray for; and is the only reason my shift at work is focused, energized, and delighted by each customer.
My life is only great when it is His Spirit working and my body is a mere vessel.
We have holiday launch work tonight, which at Starbucks is always exciting. Red aprons, Christmas mugs and ornaments… it’s all in the air. I love the people I work with and I love how much I’ve grown as a barista.
Home and snuggled up with homework and the new episode of This Is Us, I’m grateful, blessed beyond measure I know, and, because of Jesus, joyful in each new day no matter what.