Not Just Another Day

How many times have you heard the phrase “Just another day”? The connotation of that is to say all the days leading up to this day are all the same and it’s just another one of those days like any other.

Upon waking every day we should thank God that we woke up in our right mind and can put our feet on the floor and walk out the new day in front of us.

A new day is like a blank canvas. We get to choose the colors for this day. Are your colors somber, dull, and dark or are they bright and sharp to the eye? You get to choose! I know someone reading this asks how do I get to choose when it’s a dreary day? What do I get out of the clouds and rain? Why here is something to think about. Without rain, crops do not grow! Washing away the grime and dust on the leaves and ground around us. It’s a shower that cleanses the earth were it falls.

I live in an area of the world where during the summer it gets oppressively hot. Living near the Atlantic ocean makes for high humidity. Combine those to weather events together and you get a nasty, sticky feeling when you go outside. Growing up on rural America on a tobacco farm I had to go to the fields in this environment. People talk about the earth getting hotter. I have to beg to differ. In the 1960’s when I was a teen working those fields it got to an air temp of 105 degrees many times. We had no A/C to cool off at the end of the day. Yet with this kind of weather we still have times of laughter. We still could go into the water and cool down. We could still rest at night and get out and do the work we had to do yet another day. Why? Because it was a sign we were alive and well.

I know sometimes I get a reader from China or Australia, the UK or even Brazil. The world contains a wide variety of climates. I’m sure all of you can get up in the morning and find the new day that is absent of mistakes and issues. Those things are yesterdays happenings, good or bad.

Make today a new day. Not just another day. Make it a day where you proclaim victory over yesterday’s mistakes or to amplify yesterdays growth towards a higher level of understanding. God is always giving us something to build upon. What we build depends on attitude.

So put away the negative and put on the positive and overcome the things that could bother you for victory in life as you confront your challenges by submitting yourself to a Holy God. He has the answers to your problems. He has the all-powerful ability to lift you higher than you ever imagined. Don’t just submit. Surrender all your aspirations for yourself. I would say God has greater for you than you could ever imagine. Never give up. Today is a new day and tomorrow will be even better.

About Jim

I'm a 71 yr old guy, who had worked in Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for 28 yrs and now retired as of 31 Dec 16. I've worked in medical records, Health Benefits Department, Billing, the IT department and retired as the Personnel Security Manager for the hospital. I'm a musician and Corvette enthusiast. Yes, I have had two. I traded my second Corvette for a Harley Davidson Fat Boy mid-summer 2019. I've already ridden about seven thousand miles. I'm also searching for a fresh new outlook on life with new spiritual insight among other things. I was ordained a minister on 20190202. I've become certified with the American Chaplaincy Association through Aidan University in June '21. I'm the Director of Emerge Chaplain's Response Team. I've found that with the unconditional love of my companion, Libby Rowe life is complete through God. She's a beautiful, vibrant, giving woman who gives her all in everything she puts her mind to do. She and I married on 24 July 2015. She was ordained in February 2022. She has a blog too called Under a Carolina Moon. Give it a visit.
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