Lord, What Are Your Intentions?
“This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” — Psalm 118:24
There was a time when a father would ask the guy who had been dating his daughter for an extended period of time — what are your intentions towards my daughter?
I’m not sure if that’s still a question proposed in this day and time, but that’s how it used to be.
In Psalm 118:24, the psalmist professes, “This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” In other words, God, this is your day. You have allowed me to be a part of it, so no matter what, I will be grateful for the opportunity to be among the living.
God, what are Your intentions for me this day?
What plans did You intentionally set for me to carry out?
Do I need to go to the grocery store today? Even though I do not need anything right now.
Do I need to go to the park? — even though it’s a little cloudy and looks like rain?
Maybe I need to go to the library even though I have plenty of books that I haven’t read.
One thing I know for sure is, You are in control. You are the One who ordained this day. You are the Omniscient One. The One who knows it all and sees it all. The One who has everything in control.
The days of my life were all prepared before I had even lived one day. (Psalm 139:16, MSG) So no matter what it looks like, I will rejoice, and I will be glad in Your day. We know that all things work together for good to those who love You and those called according to Your purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Lord, I acknowledge that I am within the realm of Your possibilities. I am purpose. I am Your purpose and plan to achieve Your will. So, I honor You and surrender my life to You.
I acknowledge you as Lord over my life. No matter what this day presents to me, I confess that it is your day. Your day to orchestrate in the way you have seen fit. Thank you for allowing me to be in your space. My heart rejoices in knowing that you loved me enough to include me. I will be thankful to you for granting me new mercies every morning. For, it’s in the name of Christ, I pray, amen.
Join me next week for more Coffee on The Couch.