Thank God for breaking our lives down into manageable increments: days, weeks, months, years, decades. They call today the MIDWEEK. It is assumed that if a person can make it to Wednesday, they can tough out the final few days of the week, leading into the weekEND.
This morning, when I woke… I thought about the not so advantageous beginning to this final week, of the second month, of my most prolific year!
Since I woke up at 4:15am, I laid in bed for a few extra minutes today, trying to figure out HOW I was going to turn this sucky week around.
The Turning Point
Finally, I threw off the sheets, got up, put on my sweat pants and shoes, walked around to Emily’s side of the bed… gave her a long hug and a few kisses on the forehead, drove to the office, took my shower, opened up my computer…
Change the Tune
I turned on SOME HAPPY MUSIC, opened my Bible… read some HAPPY VERSES from the book of psalms, I turned the music up louder… and walked around my office praising God for all of his blessings in my life! I magnified the good things happening in my life… SHOUTED: “For every one thing going wrong, there are a HUNDRED things going right for me THIS WEEK!”
Of course, I could have left my emotions in charge… I could have kept my MIND on the throne of my total person… I could have gotten up and whimpered my battered body into the office with the FEAR of what’s next! I could have rolled over and slept a few more hours… I could have…
But I didn’t! And you why? Because this is the MIDWEEK! This is the TURNING POINT! This is the day when the HEAVENS OPEN UP OVER MY HEAD! This is the day when God swoops down to my rescue!
Turn Your Tide!
And how can I know this for sure? Because, I am the prophet over my own life… and I SAY IT SHALL BE! Not that I am above God, but that I am COOPERATING with him… I am listening to him today, instead of my EMOTIONS!
And today he says to me, “For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain! My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you. “O storm-battered city, troubled and desolate! I will rebuild you…” -Isaiah 54:10-11a
And today he says to me, “All goes well for those who are generous, who lend freely and conduct their business fairly. Such people will not be overcome by evil circumstances. Those who are righteous will be long remembered. They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and they can face their foes triumphantly!” -psalm 112:5-8
Today, I chose to live by FAITH! Today I chose to TURN MY TIDE!
Or, I could do just like most everyone else in such circumstances… I could hang my head low, and feel bad for myself, and say things like, “Oh God, I wonder what’s next, because when it rains it pours.” NO WAY!
My life is not the product of chance! My life is NOT the result of other peoples actions! My life IS the product of FAITH! I’m not sitting here with my FINGERS CROSSED… and neither should you! I’m dancing around my office like a crazy person, with my hands raised to heaven! I’m committing my day into the hands of my OMNIPOTENT FATHER! He’s my HERO! I confidently trust in the Lord to care for me, therefore, I will not fear bad news! I am CONFIDENT and FEARLESS and I CAN FACE MY FOES TRIUMPHANTLY!
I guess what I’m saying is this… our turning points begin just as soon as we CHANGE THE MUSIC!
Today is MIDWEEK! Today is the TURNING POINT! So, refuse to go out of this week as the victim of circumstance… CHANGE THE TUNE, TURN THE TIDE… you CAN DO THIS NOW!
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Here is a powerful new song for the turning of your tide!
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