I don’t know about you, but some mornings I’m more weary than others (like when a puppy gets me up several times in the night with his yelping…yeah, like that…). This morning, I drug myself into the living room where I start my morning routine on my knees, spending time with the Lord, and then reading my Bible. I can tell you that no matter how weary I feel, spending time with the Lord and in His word makes a difference in me and in my day. God’s word is truly the light for my life’s journey and the source of my strength.
This morning in particular, I needed something to get me going – to get me ‘motivated’, if you will. I read from the Psalms, chapter 17 and the last verse jumped out at me: “As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.” Psa 17:15. It was just the motivation that I needed. When I find myself struggling in this world, as a Christian, I’m to remember that this world is not my home. I will not be completely satisfied and at rest until I reach my “home”, heaven, and I am then found in His likeness – the likeness of Christ.
I liken it to Wes & Kendal looking forward to their wedding day in less than 2 weeks. It’s a monumental day in their lives! They are both counting down the days (hours, minutes) until they say, “I do” and commit themselves to each other forever as man and wife. No matter what happens today, they have a brighter day to look forward to in 10 days; their wedding day. It’s the same for the Christian. No matter what happens today, we, the bride of Christ, have a greater day ahead; the day our bridegroom returns to take us to be with Him forever. Now THAT’S motivation.
Oh, and just in case I needed more motivation for the day, I thumbed through my Bible and found a note that Eli had written to me probably 4-5 years ago.
It reads, “I love you! Keep this to keep you motivated. and Dad.” Now that’s precious, right? Haha…I’m not sure if he meant for me to keep the note and dad (Steve) to keep me motivated or that the note was to keep me and dad motivated. Both work for me. 🙂
So there’s your motivation! Be blessed today!!