“Guess what day it is. Guess what day it is!” Yes, we all know Wednesday is hump day. That camel will never let us forget it.
Wednesday is the high point of the work week and the day that gives enough inspiration to make it through Thursday and get to Friday. Finally.
Imagine that. A week in which the first day is dreaded and the middle day is hope that the week is almost over. That means an entire week of dread.
Sometimes we can’t see the higher level or the whole story and it keeps us trapped in the cycle of work without hope.
Psalm 90:10-11New King James Version (NKJV)
The days of our lives are seventy years;
And if by reason of strength they are eighty years,
Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow;
For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
If we stop where this verse stops it seems fitting for our feelings, struggles and frustrations.
I think it’s time we got over hump day. But if it’s not hump day then what day is it?
If You Don’t Know What Day It Is Then You Won’t Know When Or How To Transition
When we are bogged down by the past habits and experiences it becomes difficult to transition.
When the understanding of the new day has not hit us we continue to live in the old day. Finding it hard to move from judgement to mercy. From captivity to freedom and longing to fulfillment.
When you are in a captivity mode you think your efforts are still fruitless. The fruit of your labor goes to another so your labor becomes disheartening.
Our problem is we can tie our disappointment to the labor and not the captivity. So when our captivity changes we no longer want to labor. Freedom is not deliverance from work. It is the ability to profit from our work.
God has given us a new day. A new day in which to live and profit from our labor. From the ideas and abilities He has given us.
When Your Day Comes Will You Prove Your Claims?
I grew up sharing a room with my siblings. The room was always a mess and I would make the claim to my mom that it wasn’t me. I’m sure you know where that claim went.
When the day came that I finally got my own room I was excited to prove my claim. After several days and comparing rooms my mom finally came to admit that it wasn’t me. I still grin thinking about that.
When Joseph’s day came to interpret a dream before Pharaoh it was his time to prove the claim made about him. Would he interpret the dream or not? When his imprisonment was over, the dirt washed away, and clean clothes put on, would he prove fruitful?
Many times we become so accustomed to not seeing our desires that our confinements become our friends. Our chains become our comfort and the walls become our limits.
What Day Is It?
When you know what day it is everything can change. Ps 90:12 ask God to teach us to number our days that we may have a heart of wisdom. Knowing the days allows for wisdom to be employed.
It is the day of the promise of God. The day many have longed for and we are living in those days.
Amos 9:11 New King James Version (NKJV)
11 “On that day I will raise up
The tabernacle of David, which has fallen down,
And repair its damages;
I will raise up its ruins,
And rebuild it as in the days of old;
This Is That Day
James was able to declare that the things they were experiencing were the things God had promised.
Acts 15:16 New King James Version (NKJV)
16 ‘After this I will return
And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down;
I will rebuild its ruins,
And I will set it up;
He connected Amos chapter 9 to his day making the claim of transition into fulfilled prophecy and it would forever change the way they lived.
But Wait! There Is More!
James quoted verses 11 and 12 but if you go on and read verses 13 through 15 there is more to the promise.
Amos 9:13-15New King James Version (NKJV)
13 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord,
“When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
And the treader of grapes him who sows seed;
The mountains shall drip with sweet wine,
And all the hills shall flow with it.
14 I will bring back the captives of My people Israel;
They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them;
They shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them;
They shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them.
15 I will plant them in their land,
And no longer shall they be pulled up
From the land I have given them,”
Says the Lord your God.
The blessings of the Lord in these scriptures lead us to three activities. Build, plant, and make. It is the blessing of God that allows us to work. To build and prosper. To plant and yield a harvest. To make systems of growth and eat of their produce.
It is the promise of blessed work. The promise of freedom from captivity, fruitfulness, and favor. The promise of restoration.
Declare An Opposite Day
Restoration brings reversal. Opposition yields to opposite results. Where we were barren we will have the opposite. Where we were without homes and land we will have the opposite.
Sync up with the days of promise and live in the days of reality of purpose.
Psalm 90:13 -17New King James Version (NKJV)
13 Return, O Lord!
And have compassion on Your servants. 14 Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy,
That we may rejoice and be glad all our days! 15 Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us,
The years in which we have seen evil. 16 Let Your work appear to Your servants,
And Your glory to their children. 17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our hands.
Declare an opposite day where your days are blessed and no longer dreaded. Where hump day takes on a while new meaning and everyday is blessed and none dreaded. Where work is the beauty of the Lord and the work you do is what He has established . Yes. He has established the work of our hands.
We must plan for our actions to be strategic but we must act for our plans to be successful. When we spend our days building, planting, and making what the Lord has established as the work of our hands, then we can boldly say this is the day that the Lord has made.
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