God in the Daily Grind

When you wake up and the day feels like it was yesterday (you were tired and going through the motions yesterday), life can start to wear away at you. The mundane can feel a bit normal. It is a feeling that many people get to at some point in their lives. Each day, the job you have been at might be as tiring and demanding as the day before. Your routines may not feel as great as when you first started them. Sometimes, the busyness just creeps in, and you never feel like you have time to rest. Take heart because God is with you everyday. The Bible says to sing a new song to Him (Psalm 96:1), and He puts a song in your mouth (Psalm 40:3). If your day has not really changed from the last, than how can you sing something new? Well, maybe it is a simple perspective.

Sing to the Lord a new song;
    sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
    proclaim his salvation day after day.

Psalm 96:1-2

Being from Michigan, I am used to a cooler temperatures. When I travelled to a location that had constant weather above ninety-degrees, it was a shock to my system. It was hard to perform any physical activity, and it wore me out quickly. Eventually, I began to acclimate over time and get used to it. Now this may seem like a good thing when it comes to changes in climate, but it is not necessarily helpful when it is the passion or joy we once experienced. Over time, it easy to let ourselves acclimate and normalize what is good in our lives — including God. The truth to unfold here is that the love God poured out for you is as constant and abundant as when you first came to know Jesus. The victory you have in Christ is still victory. The place Jesus prepared for you (John 14:3) is still prepared for you. Your status as a child of God remains the same. When you remember where came from before Christ, each day is a great blessing. Our new song every day is from the very present grace that God gives us. Try starting your day thinking what you have to be joyful for and thank God for it. Keep your eyes on God in the your daily grind and that grind can turn to a joyful new day.

-Harry H

Harry Ho