Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 179: State of Consciousness

From Keith Green singing "The Scripture Song Medley" with "This is the day, this is the day......." to Children's churches everywhere singing the same song, you hear this scripture over and over again. Psalm 118:24(NASB) says, "This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it."

Now have you have you ever thought? How could this be after finding out you need a $500.00 repair on the car!? Today, for me was one where I had four massive throw ups from Emma which included three full change of clothes straight down to the skivees for Emma and I. It also included me spraying Emma with the Green Machine cleaner because I did not know how to work the machine. So..."This is the day the Lord has made........"?

I get tagged often as being an optimistic person and that is because being a pessimist wouldn't work for me anyway. You see, Psalms just like Proverbs are not promises...this verse found in Psalm 118:24 is about a state of consciousness. That means the Psalmist pretty much used this verse as a daily affirmation. It is to literally take control of the mind and say, "This is going to be a good day." There are some times where it does not turn out so great but still there is something to always be thankful for and realize this is a day God has made.

This really helps me in my daily life even when some days include seeing way more barf than one person should have to see in a day. It is very easy to stay miserable and woe is me, but it is time to move beyond that get going with life!

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