Bookends for the Day

One of the benefits and blessings of having adult children is that they can give you good ideas. For instance, our daughter Julie delivered a meditation for their church in Mexico via facebook live. She talked about the wonderful statement by the psalmist that we’re to proclaim God’s love in the morning and His faithfulness at night.

Morning and evening, sunrise and sunset, the beginning of the day and the ending of the day, are great times to affirm two important attributes of God and how they can impact us in wonderful ways. Affirm His love in the morning. Affirm His faithfulness in the evening.

Start the day thinking about God’s love.

God takes pleasure in us and has unconditional concern for us, wanting what’s best for us. This is what it means to be the recipient of God’s love! As self-sufficient as God is, He has, as A. W. Tozer put it, “let His heart be bound to us forever.” Talk about a positive thought with which to start the day!

This means we don’t have to face the day with fear. We’re not victims of chance, luck, or the bad choices of others. We can enter the day fully counting on God’s love for us, letting His love cast out fear!

End the day thinking about God’s faithfulness.

Rehearse, with gratitude and thanksgiving, ways that God has been faithfully active through the day. God is faithful because one of God’s attributes is that He’s unchanging and, again, as A. W. Tozer writes, “If He is unchanging, it follows that He could not be unfaithful, since that would require Him to change.” God doesn’t waver, isn’t moody, or unpredictable. On the contrary, He is predictably loving!

Affirm His love in the morning. Recognize His faithfulness in the evening. They’re the best of bookends for the day!

“… proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night.” Psalm 92:2

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