Sometimes in the morning, before our day gets started, we need to be reminded of a very impactful truth: God loves us.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
In Micah 6:8 we are told what is good and what the Lord requires of us. He says to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
He doesn’t plan disaster for us. He plans good things, and to give us a future and a hope. He doesn’t ask for the world from us, only to do what is right, love mercy, and walk respectfully with him.
What does that mean for today?
It means that God cares about your day today. Believe it.
It means that he desires good things for you. Stop running away.
It means that we have a choice whether or not to do the right thing. Pay attention.
It means that we are required to offer mercy. Soften your heart.
It means we need to admire the Lord and hold him in high esteem. Be a student of him.
We can get distracted and disengaged quickly. So take it a little slower today. Be in the moment. Don’t rush. Be present with the Lord. Keep your heart open to his voice. He will direct your steps.
Because he loves you.