IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY

I heard it again last night. In fact I hear it nearly every night. Cooper repeats the same thing every night as I put him to bed, “Dad, will you wake me up early in the morning so I can get up and play. It’s going to be a great day.”

As I listened to him last night, I thought to myself, how much I wish I had that kind of enthusiasm for every new day that God gives me. I wish every night as I climbed into bed that I had that same anticipation for tomorrow that he does.

So this morning in my prayer time, and every morning in my prayer time for a while, I asked God to give me the excitement for a new day like a child has. I want to be so exited about the opportunities of the new day before me that I don’t want to sleep in. I want to see every new day through the eyes of a child.

As I got up this morning I’ve realized that God has given me another day. I’m excited about the possibilities this new day brings. I’ll walk with God today; I’ll look for people that God wants me to minister to today, and I’ll do it with enthusiasm because I’ve been given a new day. As Cooper says, “It’s going to be a great day!”

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Mommysmart says:

    This post just made my day! There is so much to learn through our kids.

  2. Al at 7P says:

    Hi Trey – this was a great article! I’m going to have this story for motivation for a long time.

  3. Matt says:

    Tell cooper thanks for me, Trey. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Terry says:

    I love your son’s attitude!

  5. Haley says:

    I wish I woke up more days (or went to bed more nights) thinking this thought. A huge thanks to Cooper for the reminder, and to you for sharing the little lessons in life you learn from you kids.

  6. cwinwc says:

    Little boys and the eyes they see the world through are truly a gift from God. Hold on and cherish these times my brother.

    I have a “Cooper attitude” as I look forward to being with my church family tomorrow.

  7. Dee Andrews says:

    Thanks, Trey –

    That was a GREAT post!

    Cheers & Blessings to you all today!

    Dee

  8. wjcsydney says:

    Hey Trey, you could write a book of Cooperisms. Well – a minibook. The kid has a great outlook on life!

  9. Stoogelover says:

    Of all the childhood things we grow out of, it’s truly sad that we grow out of this one. This made my day!!

  10. mmlace says:

    That is a GREAT attitude to have! And Wendy is right…always LOVE your Cooper stories! Thanks for sharing!

  11. preacherman says:

    Trey,
    I know how cool that is with my 2 year old. He is pumped about every new day that he even wakes us up sometimes at 5:00 in the morning wanting to play with his cousin who is in town for a couple of days. Trying to get me back to sleep was insanely hard. My dad told me this morning to cherish these times.

  12. Joshua Tucker says:

    Hey bro,

    Thanks so much for lunch today. It was nice to meet you and your family. I appreciated your lesson today as well. I hope you can keep up your blog for a long time. We’ll try to take care of all the kids you guys are sending to AIM 😉

  13. Jeanne M. says:

    I’m a morning person, so I usually wake up in a good mood. But I don’t usually remember to thank God for the great day ahead. Thanks, Cooper, for giving me a “heads up” on my prayer to God.

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