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!”