TGIM – Week of September 7th 2015

How it works: Every Monday I will publish a Thank God, It’s Monday (TGIM) post and invite you to do the same–write about a TGIM insight or experience–on your respective blogs/social media accounts. You may share a link to your post at the comments section; then, on my next Monday’s post, I will include the links that you shared so that we can all encourage one another with our happy vibes! Sounds good?

This is a very late post, but one that needs to be made.

I used to keep a notebook for jotting down the day’s blessings. I got it during a particularly difficult period in my life, and for months I faithfully posted, every single night before going to bed, any blessing I could remember having received that day. On relatively pleasant days I would find it easy to make the bullets: “Met up with the girls,” “Successful training event,” “Spent time with my siblings,” and so on. Then there would be nights that I’d stare at a blank page for several agonizing minutes, before finally settling with, “Another day to live” and “Reminder to do everything not for anyone else but the Lord Himself.” As I continued the habit of recognizing my blessings, I found myself becoming more and more sensitive to how God works in my life in the big and the small things, in the challenges and the triumphs, in the peaks and the lows. I grew in my awareness of how I was blessed, every single day, by the very virtue of His presence.

I’m recalling this because I’ve also concluded that viewing Monday, or any day for that matter, constantly as a blessed day can be a huge challenge apart from God’s grace. I had this difficulty yesterday — Do you get any of those days when you’re very, very tired even before sunrise, while most of the world are probably still in bed, and you’re preoccupied with tasks and a million concerns and nothing seems to happen the rest of the day that you can consider good news? This was one of those days.

Yet, God’s mercies abound, and by His grace I was able to see, before the day ended, His hand in two things: a lesson (reminder) on the nature of love, and a sense of peace. I could have missed these, yet He opened my eyes and led my heart to grasp His message. And so I still had every reason to thank Him for this Monday!

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Now it’s your turn! Make your own TGIM post on your blog or FB page, and comment below with a link to said post. Or, if you wish, post your story/insight straight below.

God bless your week!

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