This week we are celebrating Christmas in July at Blessed Be Boutique. Of course, that starting me thinking about some of my favorite memories of Christmases past.
As a child, Christmas morning was always by far my favorite day of the year. I could hardly sleep the night before as I waited for the chance to open up the gifts Santa and my mom had purchased for me. I still smile when I remember my younger brother sneaking in my room to wake me so that we could go in together to wake our mom… who always seemed to say, “It’s not even daylight yet! Go back to sleep!” Who was she kidding? There was no way we were going back to sleep!
James 1:17 tells us, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” And Lamentations 3:22-23 says, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Even if it’s only July, and not December, every morning with God can be like Christmas morning. From the moment our eyes open we have an opportunity to know a love that surpasses any gift we’ve been given. From the time our feet hit the ground we can experience perfect, pleasing plans the Lord has laid before us.
Every moment in our day is a chance to receive more and more grace and more and more love. Every encounter with a person is a chance to see God move and work through us and through them. Every task given us is a chance to experience the anointing and empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
Even in trials and tribulations, we are given an opportunity to experience a heavenly, eternal peace that transcends our circumstances. Even in pain and loss we are given a chance to experience the loving, compassionate heart of our Father that gets low with us and meets us where we are.
If we will allow it, God will turn every moment into a chance to experience the fullness of his love. If we will set our eyes on Jesus in faith and let him into every part of our hearts and days, we will live lives filled with the amazing gifts of a God with limitless resources.
Never forget that every day of the year is good with God. And may we wake up each day in joyful expectation to experience the steadfast love of our ever-present Creator.
Have a blessed day.