How’s your day?
A friend once told me that he had the best day ever. He never got scolded at work. Things seem to run smoothly. His boss praised him for his reports and he just received his salary. It was hey-day for him.
I found another friend who looked so downcast. She said she had the worst day at work. Her boss yelled at her, her report was turned down and she had a recent conflict with a co-worker. Things didn’t bode well with her that day.
We all experience days like these. There are days when everything seems so pleasant. There are also days when everything seemed like a foretaste of hell. We have bad moments and good moments. The only thing is that we can never know when this day would happen. We could wake up in the morning hoping that this day would be a good day only to find out that it was the worst. Then again, we could wake up and expect the opposite, only to realize that it was a great day after all.
Though we can never foretell if this day would be a good day or bad day, we know that we can control when to experience the best part of the day. Whether we have a generally worst day or a great day, we have a consolation in experiencing a great moment within the day. To experience it, all you have to do is to talk to one person and then you’ll feel like nothing can ruin your day.
Though you may think about a crush, a beloved or a friend, I got to tell you, it’s not about them. I’m talking about an open invitation given to us:
“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’” — Jermiah 33:3
The Master of the Universe wanted a moment to talk with you. Imagine the idea of a great king requesting to have an audience with you so that He could “show you great and mighty things.” His invitation still stands and it is up to us if we would take it or not.
I started the habit of praying immediately after waking up recently. By recent, I meant like just last month so it’s not really that much of a habit yet. In fact, there are days when I miss out on prayers. Failures aside, I noticed that whenever I set apart a time to meditate and pray, I would find my day to be better. I never asked God for anything in particular, just a quiet moment wherein I would tell Him all about my fears and frustrations. It was like a daily release that would prepare me for the whole day. I still get it bad even though I prayed. In my line of work, I still get bitten or hit by my kids but having that feeling of ecstasy while talking to God in the morning seems to null the effects the biting or hitting.
“When there is famine in the land, pestilence or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers; when their enemy besieges them in the land of their cities; whatever plague or whatever sickness there is; whatever prayer, whatever supplication is made by anyone, or by all Your people Israel, when each one knows the plague of his own heart, and spreads out his hands toward this temple: then hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive, and act, and give to everyone according to all his ways, whose heart You know (for You alone know the hearts of all the sons of men), that they may fear You all the days that they live in the land which You gave to our fathers. “ – 1 Kings 8:37-40
Make prayer and meditation to God the beginning and end of your day. It can make a big difference.
How about you, how’s your day?