We have so much to be thankful for. We have so much to rejoice in. God has given us life. He has given us his word, his son, and his promises. Many times we take for granted the blessing of each and every day. “Today is boring” “today is gloomy” “today is _____”. We should be rejoicing everyday for the blessing God has blessed us with.
Paul writes in Philippians 2:14 “Do all things without grumbling or questioning” (ESV). The NRSV translates it “Do all things without murmuring and arguing”. We need to take this to heart. I’m afraid that too often God’s people complain about their day instead of praising God for creating a beautiful day. If we point to God in everything we do and say, our lives will be filled with more peace than we ever thought imaginable.
When having a bad day take some time and do a few things—pray to God asking for strength and thanking Him for giving you everything, read your Bible (Psalms is a great place in a time of weakness), look around and see the beauty in nature around us, look around and find someone who is struggling and do something for them, and lastly pray again. By doing these simple things, our day will greatly improve.
Everyday God creates is beautiful. Remember that when you’re having a “boring” day or “gloomy” day that a day is never boring if we just take the time to look around.
Below is one of my favorite poems from a book I read as a child.
Today is Very Boring by: Jack Prelutsky
Today is very boring
It’s a very boring day,
There is nothing much to look at,
There is nothing much to say.
There’s a peacock on my sneakers,
There’s a penguin on my head,
There’s a dormouse on my doorstep,
I am going back to bed.
Today is very boring,
It is boring through and through,
There is absolutely nothing
That I think I want to do,
I see giants riding rhinos,
And an ogre with a sword,
There’s a dragon blowing smoke rings,
I am positively bored.
Today is very boring,
I can hardly help but yawn,
There’s a flying saucer landing
In the middle of my lawn,
A volcano just erupted
Less than half a mile away,
And I think I felt an earthquake,
It’s a very boring day
As always remember 1 Peter 2:21: “For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.”
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