My thoughts wander back to the Mondays of my younger years when I fought so hard to get up and go to work. During my school years, I always hoped a cold, and rainy Monday meant a cancellation. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in life and wasted a lot of those precious days, but now I thank God for the ability to face my world of dreams. Today, the first day of the week brings me joy and positive electrons I never felt before now.
I know what it’s like to be raised by a single mother, and then to raise a child as a single dad. The obligations of working two jobs, commitments to friends, and to my Father above, I relentlessly prayed for a change. Gray Mondays seemed to keep count of anxiety and stressful, unmanageable routines. Does that sound familiar? Existing without God’s ever-presence, I was merely going through the motions of Monday.
Jesus took these days (though in biblical days it was not recognized as Monday), to escape and spend time with His father. Many times he experienced the peacefulness of the Garden of Gethsemane such as in Matthew 26:36:
Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
Sometimes He enjoyed the quietness of a desert, listening to God. Prayer and meditation was the answer for Him, and perhaps for us too. Maybe God gives us a glimpse into our future, ordinarily impossible to comprehend, when we use days like Mondays to focus on Him. Let our jobs honor Him, be a ministry to His unending good deeds, and advance His kingdom. It’s so simple!
My guiding light never forgets nor leaves me. Now, I greet Mondays with enthusiasm – in God’s light of life and love. While I learn the ropes of my destiny, He waits and watches over me.
Another Monday is coming, and my gracious Father will follow me, blessing me with the will to carry on, even though I do not know what lies ahead. But on this day, His gentle winds will soothe the pains of all the missing Mondays I was out of tune of His messages. It is days like Monday when we learn to believe and have faith in God and trust they will always have heavenly direction.