“Everyday is a present.”
These are the words a hotel staff member cheerfully said to me during our brief exchange early last week as he wiped the morning dew off all my windows before he scurried off to take a load of folks to the airport.
Stating as he departed with a smile and to quick to accept a tip; I might add…
“Remember, Safety first.”
My prayer is that I would start each and every day with the same cheerful, humble and generous heart this gent has and live 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (MSG)
16-18 Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.
This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York.
Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life.
After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature.
In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God.
Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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