Do you want to start this week with a good attitude and good spirit?
I sure do.
I want to get things right at work, at home, and with my friends.
I want to please God with the way I live.
It's easy to get caught up in all the dos and don'ts of life and beat yourself up for every little mistake you make along the way,
but I really don't think God intends for our lives to be that complicated.
I believe if we had the chance to sit with Jesus and talk to Him one-on-one about what is important for getting life right,
I think He would say the same thing to us today that He said 2,000 years ago.
"Of all the commandments, which is the most important?"
This was His reply:
"The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this:
'Hear, O Israel:
The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Love the Lord your God
with all your heart and
with all your soul and
with all your mind and
with all your strength.'
The second is this:
'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
There is no commandment greater than these."
When I take away all the expectations mankind has placed upon me and I focus on God's expectations,
I suddenly feel empowered for the right kind of Monday.
I'll do my best at work.
But the most important things I will do today are these two things:
If I can get the love part of life right,
I believe everything else will fall beautifully into place.
Take the stress out of your Monday.
Take the anxiety out of your week.
Shorten your to-do list to two things:
Take a deep breath about everything else in between,
and just do your best.
God isn't watching to see if you come up short, mess up, or disappoint Him.
He loves you with an unconditional, everlasting love.
When you wrap your mind around how much He loves you,
you will find it easier and easier to love Him back and then love those around you.
I'm praying for you today.
That your day will be filled with smiles, love, joy, and peace.
Yes, this world is a mess and life is hard.
knowing the One who makes all things beautiful in His time will make even the messiest Monday enjoyable.
I love you all.