The one thing you need to make it through Monday

5:30 am Wendy van Eyck 0 Comments

May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope! Romans 15:13 (MSG)

I’m not a big fan of Mondays. 

Not because I don’t like my job. I’m fortunate enough to have work that I enjoy (most of the time). 

I'm not a fan of Mondays because I don’t usually know what the week holds. 

Monday’s come with a lot of unknowns in my experience. And I’m not a big fan of unknowns. 

For example last week Monday I only found out after lunch that I wasn’t taking a 3-day business trip from Tuesday. 

Xylon teases me all the time that I like to be in control. It’s true. I like my life ordered and organized and predictable. 

Yes – I need to be in control but even more than that I need to know that God is in control. The funny thing is I’m finding that the more I pray for God’s joy and peace to fill me, the more I believe that he is in control. 

I don’t know what you’re facing as this week begins. But I'm guessing there are a lot of things you wish you didn’t have to do, a lot of meetings you would rather not attend, and a lot of people you would rather not encounter. 

Maybe you feel like not just your Monday is out of control, but your life. And I wish I could come and make everything just fine but I can’t so instead I offer this prayer for you: 
May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!

Because sometimes hope is all you need to make it Tuesday. (tweet this)

Ponder: Did your Monday morning throw you a curveball? 

Prayer: I want to share a verse and pray for you from Romans 15:13 as we look forward to this week: 
May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!

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