Today is a new day. What gifts does God have in store for me today?
When I begin the day with this focus, it is amazing how well it goes. When I focus on the good things in my life, it is incredible how many more such things there are. It almost feels like magic. And yet, far from magic, it is the Spirit, the essence of God, at work in me.
We can let go of any old scary, forbidding images of God, as a stingy, guilt-inducing being who does not care about our happiness, or anyone else’s. Instead, we can rely on God who continually pours out blessing for us, encourages us to live at our highest and best level, who wants us to be fully alive in each moment of our lives.
God is far more than a cheerleader, of course, but there is something of a cheerleader in God–always urging us to take a risk to claim our heart’s desire, to rely on love and generosity rather than fear, to open our arms in compassion rather than fold them in judgment.
Today is a new day, a day God has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!