PWTE Daily Devotion

A Day of Praise in the Midst of Chaos

February 20, 2016

Because of grace, we can sing praises even when our day is a mess.

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If you’re like me, there’s no room in your calendar from the rising of the sun to its setting for anything other than what is planned. We move from appointment A to appointment B and maybe have enough time to gasp for air, swallow some water, and take a bite of some junk food in between. Life is chaotic.

Paint Mines, Calhan, Colorado

Paint Mines, Calhan, Colorado

When we arrive home after the chaos and our spouse asks us, “so, how was your day? We pause, think about the question and try to remember what we did.

Is there a better way for us to spend our day than live with no margin? The psalmist suggest that there is.

“From where the sun rises to where the sun sets,
the name of the LORD should be praised.”
Psalm 113:3 God’s Word to the Nations

I’m not suggesting that you stay home today and spend it in contemplative prayer (though that might be good for your soul). What I’m suggesting is that you think about Christ’s presence in your life throughout the craziness of the day.

One thing you can be sure of, God is think about you. If your day isn’t important to God, why would he give up his Son to be crucified for you? When seen through the cross, every day matters to God.

Let the sunset remind you of God’s presence, his nearness to you, and before you close your eyes in sleep, give praise to the God who says that you’re important.

Copyright Douglas P Brauner

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