Happy final Monday of 2020!!!
This is the last Monday you will have to wake up and go to work this year! I don’t know about you, but Mondays are hard for me!! I am not one of those people that rolls out of bed ready to start the day. I need a warm up time with my coffee and silence (preferably). The time between Sunday evening and Monday morning have notoriously been my hardest times of the week. The anticipation of starting all over again with a new week can keep me from seeing the possibilities of all the good things coming.
I wonder about Manasseh (2 Chronicles 33) and what he thought would come if he followed God. Did he think he wouldn’t have any fun? He would lose power? He couldn’t do what he wanted? For so many of us, we anticipate the wrong things. That anticipation keeps us from such amazing experiences with God.
“In his distress he sought the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors.”2 Chronicles 33:12 NIV
What I love about my God is He hears our cries even when we are hurting because of our sin and disobedience. A life with God always brings new possibilities and new beginnings. The anticipation that we carry that can lead to anxiety and disappointment can be turned into expectancy of what God can and will do. It wasn’t too late for Manasseh and it’s not too late for you!!
I don’t see myself becoming an eager participant of Monday mornings, however, starting tomorrow I will seek to see the possibilities of the day and week and year ahead.
Dear God, you never cease working for us, in us and through us. It is never to late to cry out and live a life of possibilities with you. As we look to the new year, may we live with a Holy expectation of Your work and Your will in our lives and in our world. Amen.