One Day

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In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.  Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.  God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. Genesis 1:1-5 NASB

I love long summer days! When I was a kid, it seemed like they lasted forever… almost like they lasted more than 24 hours, but it was just one day! When I finally did go to sleep, I couldn’t wait to get up… to do it all again: play sports and go exploring with my friends.

My wife and I used to pray with our kids when they were young as they got ready to fall asleep. I remember Keanu would pray the same prayer: “I pray today would be a good day, and every day would be a good day”. Genius! That’s God’s intention and His intent for good days is clearly seen in the majestic creation account by written by Moses. God, the unmovable “mover” speaks light and matter into existence. He forms, fashions, and separates the water and the light from darkness, then calls it “one day”. That’s how we have understood time since the beginning. It was good. Its amazing what a day can hold. Sometimes, we cannot conceive of the goodness ahead or the difficulty and bad news we may encounter. I am encouraged that God’s intent is good and His Spirit is available to accompany those who seek Him. May your day be good!

How do I start my day with God in mind? Do I finish reflecting on the goodness of each day? What does God want to form or fashion or separate in my life?

God, as this day begins- I am thinking how nice it is to start with You, at the beginning of creation and remember Your good intent and love. I feel a sense of anticipation and motivation to serve You and Your kingdom today. May I be pleasing in Your sight, led by Your Spirit and empowered to bring light and love to those You love. At the end of this day, may we see that this one day… “it was good”!

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