Every morning after I turn off my alarm, my iPhone has the phrase, “Good morning” on it. Because it is an inanimate object, I refuse to say good morning to it. Instead, I say, “Good morning, Lord!” Why? Well, it isn’t just because I am a rebel, which I am at times, it is because we are to be thankful to God for a new day. Psalm 118:24 says, This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. We often hear this said on Sunday but we can rejoice and be glad about any new day, as God has made it.
I have this saying on my living room wall:
It is a reminder that I should be thankful – for a new day, for God’s love and His sacrifice for me on the cross, a roof over my head, a loving husband and kids, friends who pray and encourage me, a job, etc.
There are so many verses in the Bible that talk about being thankful. Here’s one: I will give thanks to you, LORD, with my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. Psalm 9:1
Did you know that studies show that a person who is grateful has a happier disposition and report fewer health complaints? There is something to be said for being thankful to God and counting your blessings each day.
So tomorrow, when you turn off your alarm, forget the phone’s greeting –remember who made the day. Tell Him, “Good Morning, Lord!” And then start listing all your blessings you are thankful for.