Sunday Devotions 2023

How Did You Wake Up? ~ Sunday Devotion

As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. Psalm 17:15 (NKJV)

What side of the bed did you get up on?

Some days you just know it’s gonna be “one of those days” when your feet hit the floor. Something is just “off.” When people around you notice that version of you, they might ask, “Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed?”

The wrong-side-of-the-bed version of me certainly doesn’t look like Jesus. 

Today’s scripture had me thinking about my attitude upon rising each morning. I have a daily habit of reciting Psalm 118:24 (This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.) before getting out of bed, but sometimes I let that positive attitude stay in my bed while my feet hit the floor to get going. 

Our highest calling is to wake up with the intention to be Jesus to others, especially to those in our own homes. #LoveGodLoveOthers Click To Tweet

The Lord has a plan for each day you and I wake up. At the top of that list is to love Him and love others. The first of those “others” we often see are our own family. I don’t know about you, but often they’re the ones who are greeted with the wrong-side-of-the-bed version of me. And yet they are the ones we’ve been specially and specifically selected to love. Our highest calling is to wake up with the intention to be Jesus to others, especially to those in our own homes. 

Our purpose in life is not to lose weight, land the next promotion, or get the most likes on a social media post. It’s to love others. It’s to leave a legacy that points others to Jesus. 

Eventually, you and I will awake in His presence in Heaven and will be changed once and for all. Until then, let’s seek His face and get intentional with getting up on the right side of the bed motivated by His purpose for our lives.  

Action Step: When you lay down to sleep tonight, take some time to pray. Lay your worries at the Lord’s feet and focus on the goodness of the day. It’ll change how you wake up tomorrow morning. 

Happy Sunday!

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