Hey, what’s the big deal about Mondays anyway? Like Garfield the comic strip fat cat, our culture seems to be allergic to its inevitable and often dreaded arrival. But why so?
Maybe we should blame it on The Mamas and the Papas. After all, the words to their 1966 Grammy Award Winning song, Monday, Monday claimed that it made them cry all of the time: “…Every other day, every other day of the week is fine, yeah, but whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes, you can find me cryin’ all of the time…” Hmm.
Call me crazy but I like Mondays. They’re God’s way of giving us a new start. A fresh page to write on. A great big blank whiteboard (since nobody seems to know what a clean slate is anymore). Hooray for Mondays!
And speaking of fresh starts, in chapter three of the Book of Lamentations the prophet Jeremiah penned words of hope at the end of his list of reasons why he had a right to feel hopeless. Like the Psalmist David, Jeremiah had endured a great deal of suffering despite his efforts to faithfully follow God’s directions. At the end of his rant, he had to admit,
“It is because of the Lord’s loving kindnesses that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great and beyond measure is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:23 AMP.
Not only should we face Monday with this kind of truth tucked deep inside our brains but the same holds true for our Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays as well. His mercies are new every…single…morning.
So come on sisters, let’s take back those Mondays.
Maybe your enthusiasm will rub off on some of those co-workers and/or family members you’ve been feuding with.[easy-tweet tweet=”Every day is a chance to make over last week’s faux pas. Oh! Can I get a hearty amen to that?” user=”@JaymeHull” hashtags=”#Mondaymotivation”]
And just for fun, go ahead and click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h81Ojd3d2rY to hear Monday Monday by the Mamas and the Papas
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