Jill Jarrell Newsome
Thank You For A Great Day
I had seen a post that every morning you should go ahead and thank God for a great day. I thank Him for each day for the gift of today, for our health, for my family, for using me, for finding my will in His will and for giving me the strength for today. So starting last week, on vacation, I thanked Him each morning for the great day we were going to have. Psalm 118: 24, "The Lord has done it this very day, let us rejoice today and be glad."
Last week my family and I spent seven days together on a beach vacation. Six adults. Six adults with some strong personalities! As a parent I think you always hope everyone gets along. My girls, Sarah and Ivey, their boyfriends, Mike and I, all, do lots together and have fun together but seven days is a long time. Each morning I would thank God for a great day and each day was great. I always say my life is not perfect and my family isn't perfect but this week was close to perfect! I think it was because I kept looking to God for His help! Psalm 27: 13, "I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living."
We know that does not mean that every day is going to be perfect with no issues but it does help us see the great in the day. Instead of me hoping and trying to make sure everything would be fine I relaxed and trusted God. I noticed the little things that were mentioned such as "thanking God for letting us see 50 dolphin one evening". The thank you that said how grateful they were for this week together and having family time means so much reminds me that God was in charge. Thank You, God, for letting me see so much great in those seven days! James 1: 17, "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."