Devotions from Judy’s heart

Do you think that how we start our day may actually influence how the rest of our day goes?  I read from Ps. 118 today, verse 24 which is so familiar, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  I thought back to when we were at Kurt’s a few days ago and how Paige and Lily woke up each morning. They would come bounding down the stairs into my arms knowing a big hug was waiting. Then they would know one of grandma’s sweet rolls was on the counter for them and a little prize for that day. Were they excited and “rejoicing”? Yes!  Do we awaken to the day with the awareness that our Father is waiting for us and has good things for us to receive?  Can we hardly wait to see what it might be?   He wants to feed and nourish us with his Word and has surprises for us to open. He always has new things to teach us and new ways of showing us His love.  But often we are lazy or negligent and go right into our day without receiving what He desires to give us. Now if Paige and Lily came downstairs and didn’t acknowledge me, and spurned the gifts on the counter etc, I would feel badly. I wonder how our Heavenly Father feels when we do that. Let us go into the day with anticipation and newness and with rejoicing!