It is not automatic that you will go to bed at night and wake up whole or even alive the next morning. This is something we we often take for granted. You wake up and hop off the bed as though the new day is guaranteed. It does not matter if you are religious or not, it does not hurt to just stop and say thank you to the power that kept you safe throughout the night when your guard was down and you were literally powerless as you lay down in bed or couch.
I have experienced situations that my loved ones or I go to bed unwell and wake up well, go to bed well and wake up unwell and even in one situation, my most beloved person in this world never got to see the next day. Our days are not guaranteed and every morning that I actually wake up and can put one foot in front of the other, lift or move my hands to hug my children as they leave for school or move my head to give them kisses is already a testimony in itself. A testimony that a mightier being than myself made it possible for me to wake up and experience the joy of a new day and fulfil the tasks that He has ahead of me, not to fulfil my to do list which He has all the power to change. That mightier being to me is God.
I do not take it for granted that everyday or even any day for that matter is guaranteed. To take it a step further, I am of the belief that you are still here as there is a purpose that you have not fulfilled, whether that purpose is meeting the needs of your family or your community, God does reveal those purposes to us if we seek Him diligently. Our hands and feet are not just to serve ourselves, they are to serve the greater good of this generation. I define generation not by the age set or age group but the time you are alive as the bible speaks of King David in Acts 13:36 that states, ‘Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed“.
Your time to fall asleep could be any day from today, I pray that as you start your day today, you will be more intentional in your gratitude and in how you treat people as that too is a form of gratitude. Take just a few minutes and say thank you. Thank you for a new day, Thank you that your eyes can see this short reminder, and choose to live each day with intentionality.
God Bless You!