I know that its Monday morning and all...but there is just SOMETHING about a nights sleep where you hear rain beating down on the roof throughout the night that just makes SLEEP sooooo gooooood.
And then, when you wake up, you're standing at the Java Jack's counter...and you pause...and you think, "I'm totally getting a 16 oz. instead of a 12 oz. latte this morning"...and then, you talk about world events with your father until you have to go to work...and you get to work and you think, "Wow. I've got a lot to do today...but its TOTALLY doable."
And then you read Morning and Evening that was sent to your email:
We should follow our Lord as unhesitatingly as sheep follow their shepherd, for He has a right to lead us wherever He pleases. We are not our own, we are bought with a price-let us recognize the rights of the redeeming blood. The soldier follows his captain, the servant obeys his master, much more must we follow our Redeemer, to whom we are a purchased possession. We are not true to our profession of being Christians, if we question the bidding of our Leader and Commander. Submission is our duty, cavilling is our folly. Often might our Lord say to us as to Peter, "What is that to thee? Follow thou Me." Wherever Jesus may lead us, He goes before us. If we know not where we go, we know with whom we go. With such a companion, who will dread the perils of the road? The journey may be long, but His everlasting arms will carry us to the end. The presence of Jesus is the assurance of eternal salvation, because He lives, we shall live also. We should follow Christ in simplicity and faith, because the paths in which He leads us all end in glory and immortality. It is true they may not be smooth paths-they may be covered with sharp flinty trials, but they lead to the "city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God." "All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant." Let us put full trust in our Leader, since we know that, come prosperity or adversity, sickness or health, popularity or contempt, His purpose shall be worked out, and that purpose shall be pure, unmingled good to every heir of mercy. We shall find it sweet to go up the bleak side of the hill with Christ; and when rain and snow blow into our faces, His dear love will make us far more blest than those who sit at home and warm their hands at the world's fire. To the top of Amana, to the dens of lions, or to the hills of leopards, we will follow our Beloved. Precious Jesus, draw us, and we will run after Thee.
( I was only going to quote part of that...but then, I was, like, ummm noooooo, the whole thing is CRAZY good!! Everyone deserves to read the whole thing!)
Well, when you put all those good factors together-today honestly cant be bad!
I totally feel goodwill towards men today :-)