Friday, January 20, 2017


This is the day which the Lord hast made., let us rejoice and be glad in it. Ps 118:24 (KJV)

Each morning, immediately after I get out of bed, I do a little (very little) exercise. I stretch my arms high, one after the other, over my head a few times. Then my hands rest on my hips while twisting to the left and to the right. A few knee bends (not too deep) bring the procedure to a close. This works out the kinks. Going through these motions, I say the verse above, "This the day..."  over and over.

While attending a Bible Study class on Genesis, I recalled the creation story.

“The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be
light;’ and there was light. And God saw that the light was good.” Gen. 1:2, 3. (KJV)

God created the void. Then God filled the void. Now as I exercise, I recall the above scripture and feel fresh appreciation and reverence for this new day.  I thank Him from the bottom of my heart for this gift, and I look forward to what He has planned for me. This also brings new awareness of God’s Presence being with me each new day.

Thank you Lord for this day. I pray that you use me to my fullest potential, and thank You for forgiving me when I fall short. Amen

2017 © Lois Gosley


Evelyn R. said...

Hi, Lois. You filled the void in the middle of your devotion with the world's creation story. I'm so proud of you and your efforts. It is a good, meaningful piece of writing. I hope you get back to your novel. I have loved it from the beginning and I think you can go somewhere with it. God bless you always with His love. (and mine.)

Lois said...

Thank you for your encouragement. I appreciate you. Love, Lois