Believe it or not, I love Mondays! I think Mondays get a bad rep. People hate going back to work, hate getting back to their daily grind and so on and so on. But... me... I LOVE Mondays! It's a fresh start to a new week. A new week of unexpected blessings and seeing God work through me. Even if it is a smile to a stranger who secretly needed it the most.
Now don't get me wrong, Mondays do usher in busyness in my life. 7 AM sharp my alarm goes off. I start cooking breakfast for my kids, pack lunches, feed said kids, get them dressed , hop in the car and pray we make it on time and no one is fussing and fighting. The struggle is real!
Now repeat that 4 more times and I get to rest on Saturday and do it again for church Sunday and start again Monday.
God makes everyday new. Why not rejoice in that instead of hating Mondays? Why hate something that God created to be a fresh start?
We all know we plan new things for Mondays.
"I'm gonna eat this cookie right now but I'll start my diet Monday."
See my point?
Let's embrace Mondays, wake up with a smile on our face, thank God for the day and see that "dreaded" day in a new light!
As for me, I'm thankful for the my slate to be wiped clean and I have a whole new week to make memories and get things done.
THANK YOU JESUS FOR MONDAYS!
So, while I am elbows deep in projects this week like painting my kitchen cabinets (pray for me) I'll leave you with something I wrote to motivate you to keep fighting! I also finished putting stone on my fireplace wall and will blog about that very soon!
HAPPY MONDAY from the bottom of my heart!
The Spiritual Boxing Ring
God is your biggest fan. No matter what place your in.
Always rooting you on.
Never leaving your side when you're elbows deep in the spiritual boxing ring with the enemy.
He gives you water during breaks, gives advice and sends you back out to keep fighting.
Yes, keep fighting.
Exhausted, wanting to stop and wondering when it will end.
That's all of us.
You're not alone.
We are constantly in spiritual warfare.
We never get to stop.
If we stop then the enemy wins.
We are fighting our guts out for souls.
Our lost parents, addicted children, sick family members and hurting friends.
Our fight isn't always for us.
It's for the ones we love most.
Sometimes we are all they have.
The only prayers spoken for them.
The only ones believing that they can change.
We fight on their behalf.
We declare that the enemy can't have them.
The devil and his team throw punches and we come back with an uppercut to the gut.
Kicking and screaming.
Even if we are bloody and wounded, even if we are down for the count and enemy thinks he's about to win.
GET BACK UP.
Too many people you know are counting on you.
Don't give up so easily.
Just when you think you are about to get KO'D is when you're the closest to winning.
Call a time out.
Talk to your heavenly COACH, take a drink and get back out there in the ring.
Be a champion for Jesus.
Help win souls and never stop fighting.
The Spiritual boxing ring is real life. Our prayers are punches and leading people to Jesus is the ultimate VICTORY.
It's the fight of life or death.