Happy Monday! Happy February! Happy good morning! Happy to be alive and breathing! How many Happys can you come up with?

Is this just another day for you or do you have something spectacular planned? I LOVE Mondays as they are my day of reset. I purposefully choose to not do certain things so that I can focus on other things I feel are more important. I also try to go without sugar and various pampering things, purposefully, so it reminds me of how blessed I truly am. Definitely a day of reset and gratitude.

For a couple of months I did no coffee Monday’s, too, and found I could actually walk away from it a lot easier than I thought. Monday’s have now returned to being caffeinated. I felt comforted knowing that it was something I was truly just enjoying instead of some a controlled substance having an unhealthy presence in my life. Monday’s are good magnifiers.

I heard a song this morning by Cody Carnes with that as a trigger. In the intro he shared with everyone that when the sun is focused through a magnifying glass, it causes a spark. That reminded me a lot of my Mondays.

When I go without what ever it is I choose for that day, I replace it with focus on Heavenly Dad. In essence, I am magnifying Him and in so doing He is burning away the unnecessary debris in my life. Like the sun through the magnifying glass, the “Son’s” power is doing a work through me—it was a fun analogy.

I also have specific people and situations I pray for fervently throughout my Monday’s. Again, it’s my day of focus off the usual and on the important. The biggest changes in those prayers have not been in the changes I’ve seen in the people or situations I’ve been praying for. The change is in the way I am reacting and handling the pressures and uncertainty.

What I am learning is that often when I prayed, it was for their situation as I viewed it versus praying for them to walk in the life God created. I wasn’t seeing the big picture.

My expectation became my god. I wanted Him to play the puppet in my life, doing what I wanted and when I wanted it done. I forgot that He didn’t come into my life whenever I thought I had room to give. I GAVE HIM MY LIFE. In return, He gave me ALL of Himself, as His Holy Spirit lives in me. I definitely got the best of that deal.

Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.“

It’s a good thing it’s Monday. It was definitely time for my weekly reset.

Until next time: blessings!

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