Then, getting up is no fun. Eating breakfast is no fun. Getting started is no fun.
And my daughter Sarah is not too excited about it either!
And in this start to a new week, we can become overwhelmed with all that we face this. All we have to worry about. All that is going on. All that that this week contains. All that we deal with.
So, before you start this week, do me a favor. Right now.
Stop, whatever you are doing, unless you are driving. And listen. Slow down. Listen to the words of 1 Peter this morning:
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
You are God’s people this morning. A chosen people. A royal priesthood. Once you were not a people – now you are God’s people. Once you did not know mercy – now you know mercy. Once you were lost – now you are found.
Once you were in darkness – now you are in light.
You are His own possession. And He loves you.
It’s going to be a good week. No matter what happens. No matter what you face. No matter what challenges fill your plate. It’s going to be a good week.
He has called you by name. You are His. He will be with you all week, through all that happens.
So, remember on this Monday, who you are. And remember whose you are. You are a child of God. Live into that promise today.
In this week, live like the loved child of God that you are!