Paralyzed ministry dog Miss Mercy hit likely by a truck years ago and special needs ministry dog Grace hit by 2 cars years ago after being abandoned at a gas station love to lounge around lazily in the early morning on their big dog bed they share in our hotel room on the road for Jesus and ministry. But as soon as Miss Gracie stands up to be taken outside, she immediately starts wagging, wagging, wagging. Like there is nothing more exciting in the world than to start a new day and enjoy her day’s blessings like Miss Mercy’s company, my love, and lots of food and little walks. She wags vehemently, emphatically, excitedly in anticipation of how her day will unfold.
I am inspired by my wagging Gracie. I confess so often in my life I have woken up with anxiety, dread, exhaustion, feeling overwhelmed, negative, and scared of what the day may bring. Admittedly there have been times I have been so excited for another day loving and serving the Lord, but so much of the time it seems my tail so to speak has been anything but wagging.
Can you relate at all? How wonderful it would be if we all would wake in the morning excited to spend another day loving and serving the Lord and experiencing and enjoying His presence, eager to enjoy the day’s blessings, thankful for all God has given us, confident God will provide all we need in the day, assured He is with those who believe in and follow Him, etc.
Let us awake in the morning with strong faith that Jesus Christ is Lord, with extreme devotion to the Lord, with a beautiful commitment to humbly and faithfully follow Him throughout the day to come and for the rest of our lives, and with a resolution to bless, praise, and thank the Lord, to worship and glorify Him, and to keep our tails wagging with joy and rejoicing that Jesus is Lord of Lords, King of Kings, forever God! Amen!
I encourage you with all my heart, friend, to be totally devoted to Jesus and to begin your day with prayer, with praise, with the Bible, and with time spent alone seeking, hearing, experiencing, and enjoying the Lord! Amen, Amen, Hallelujah, AMEN!
“This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24 NKJV