Monday, August 5, 2013

The Monday Blues

Happy Monday!

For many, Monday is a transition day.  It marks the end of a care-free, fun weekend and transitions to the beginning of a structured work week. 

As a stay at home mom, it marks the end of having Keith home during the day to help tag-team parenting responsibilities.  

And for my kids, it marks the beginning of those "just-mom" days that frankly are never quite as good as the days they have dad with them too.

Transition days can be challenging without the right mindset.

For instance if we dread transition days we may find ourselves weary, unmotivated, discontent, and gloomy.  We walk around with an Eeyore-like attitude about anything and everything.

However, the Bible says that God is good AND that "This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

So regardless of what day it is and regardless of what transition we are facing...our mind should be SET on the LORD.  We are to rejoice in the day He has made and choose to be glad in it!

This verse is the lyrical source for the infamous kids song entitled, This is The Day:

This is the day, This is the day,
That the Lord has made, That the Lord has made
I will rejoice, I will rejoice and be glad in it, and be glad in it.
This is the day that Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.
This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made.

On this Monday morning, let's read Psalm 118:24 with our children and talk about rejoicing and being glad in each day...even the transitional ones.

Then let's sing the song together in worship to the LORD!

Join me in prayer as well,

LORD, I pray my children would not fall prey to looking at the day with a heart and attitude full of discontented gloom like Pooh-Bear's friend Eeyore.  Rather, I pray my children's hearts would rejoice and be glad in each day as they rest in the knowledge that You are good and that each day You've created is full of Your goodness.  And when days of transition cycle back around, may they meditate on Psalm 118:24 with a song of worship unto You. 


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