Suddenly this morning
that I forgot!
How could I have done that? I thought it was a pretty entrenched practice in my life by this time. Daily I wake up and name my day, just as the Lord suggested to me softly, so many months ago. I even wrote a blog about it a while ago. So, how many days have I forgotten to do it, really?
I found myself disappointed at myself. Oops, sorry God. Whatever got me so distracted that I forgot to name today? I decided to just move forward and start again. After all, it was a very gentle reminder from the Lord to me, not a problem. Naming my day is a benefit to me…a way to give that day to the Lord and call forth my faith that He is working on my behalf.
As I thought about this I realized that perhaps I had made naming my day routine, and I never want to have my time with God become routine, or a religious exercise. I want a fresh encounter with the Maker of the Universe. So, as I sat at the table enjoying the Sunday-ness of the morning, I really felt like calling today Soul Renewal Day.
As I picked up my coffee again, my eyes caught sight of a journal I bought recently for the cover. I couldn’t resist it at the store, and I have kept it on my kitchen table for weeks now, just to enjoy what it says on the front:
Let Your Soul Shine
Indeed. The Lord is on the soul saving and shining process with us.
“The Lord is my Shepherd…He restores my soul.” (Psalm 23 excerpts)