Colossians 3:23-24 “In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people. 24 Remember that you will receive your reward from the Lord, which he promised to his people. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
One thing I learned when my children were very young was that life went a lot smoother when we had a routine. No, we didn't always stick to that routine, but they needed to see some routine, most of the time each day. Especially when they were babies. They napped and slept about the same time each day. They ate around the same time each day. And they grew up healthy and happy. When the routine was disrupted, they became cranky and unhappy and those times were not pleasant for any one of us. What about your routines? I bet you keep one without realizing it. Your family eats about the same time daily. You have baths and showers scheduled for each of you. You have a routine preparing for work or the kids for school. Usually, if one thing is messed up in your routine it can unravel the entire day.
The amazing thing about routines is that it wasn't just formed by man. God set a routine in the beginning of time which we find in Genesis 8:22. God says, “as long as the earth continues, planting and harvest, cold and hot, summer and winter, day and night will not stop.”
Looking at this verse brings me hope and a smile. There is consistency in all of nature and God said it won't stop. Which means we can count on God's promises as they are as true today as when He spoke them in Genesis. I know, like the seasons, harvest, day and night I can count on God time after time. If God put so much care in how He created the earth with a consistent routine, I know He put all the that much more care in me and will be here to take care of me in all the changes that my life will go through as time moves forward.
The best part of this verse is that there will always be day and night. We might be having a rough day. Our routines messed up; nothing is going right. Our days could be full of sadness as we might grieve a lost loved one, or we could be sick and miserable. The good news is that the day will turn to night or the night will turn to day. We can lay our heads on the pillow putting to rest the craziness we've been going through, and know that tomorrow will be a new day with a new light to make it a better day and a fresh start.
As you go through each day and put your routines into place, remember to be consistent with God as He is with you. Add prayer and devotions to your routine and watch your life blossom in ways you haven't seen before. As each season passes find the ways God has set up routines for His creation, from trees, to animals, even to us. Each day thank God for the routine of life because it reminds you of Him and His love for you.
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