A few weeks ago I posted to Facebook and Twitter throughout the day, telling the world how I was having the best day ever. Normally the best day ever comes on a weekend, but this best day ever came on a Monday of all days. What happened, you might ask?
The day started out when I woke up with an awesome verse on my mind…
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person–though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die–but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Now if you just read that passage, what a great way to start the day, right?! If that was all that happened that day, I’m pretty sure it would have been a great day.
For the rest of the day, little things kept happening that just made the day better. On my way to school there was no traffic, no rude people, barely any red lights, pretty much the best drive anyone could ask for. Later that day I received an email from a client I have done video work for this year. Now up to this point, I had done the work for at no cost to them. The email simply stated that they wanted to pay me and I was to send an invoice. I sent in the invoice and shortly received an email back telling me that my price wasn’t high enough and they wanted to pay me almost twice the invoice I had sent. Yeah, I thought that was pretty awesome.
Work that day seemed to fly by. I received random text messages from my friends and family just saying that they love me. Random encouragement? Sweet! Again, the day could have ended here and I would have had a very great day!
God decided to throw one more thing in there though. After work, my friend Adam and I went to Chick-fil-A for dinner. I ordered a 12 piece nugget meal and Adam talked me into a milkshake (Complete side note: Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake is the best, yet another awesome). When I opened the nugget box it appeared to be more full than usual. So I counted the nuggets! Turns out there were 16 in the box. Now, that may be something small, but it is pretty hard to miscount 16 nuggets.
As I laid in bed that night and recapped the day and all the events it held, I began to think about the relationship between the husband and wife. The church is commonly referred to as the Bride of Christ. This had a whole new meaning to me. As I thought about the Husband and Wife relationship, I thought about those times that the Husband will surprise the Wife by bringing home flowers, making a dinner, getter her a spa day and other such things. It is like the Wife falls in love all over with her Husband. The Husband’s random act of love reminded the Wife why she fell in love with him in the first place. He loves her and she loves him.
God had my attention that day, He reminded me why I do what I do. The jobs I work, the books I read, the media I watch, and the things I do are not for me, but rather for Him. I did absolutely nothing to gain His love that day or any other day for that matter. But out of His grace, He loves me and I love Him.