I used to hate Mondays. Well, not hate them, but they were my least favorite days of the week. My perspective has changed a bit now. Not because Mondays are any easier, not because the sound of my alarm clock at 5:30 is any sweeter, but because I see Mondays in a new way.
After church is done on Sunday night I pretty much have an idea of what my week will look like. Between hospital visits, home visits, surgeries, prospect visits and so on. I now see Mondays as the beginning of my week serving the Lord. He has called me to be a pastor and to do all these things. I am excited to serve Him in these ways. This morning was a bright morning. It was a little chilly outside, but a good start to the week.
I am excited about what this week holds. I am looking forward to getting some reading done in a couple of books I am working through. That reminds me of an answered prayer. I had prayed a few weeks back for the Lord to give me a desire to read like I had once before. I realized last week that He has done that and is doing that! Be careful what you pray for. In the evenings instead of turning on the TV, I am thinking, “I can get another chapter or two read.”
Be encouraged this Monday. It is a new start to a new week for you to serve the Lord and allow Him to use you to minister to others!