A New Day
When I awoke this morning, Lord
my first thought was of You.
For you have given me another day
by Your grace and love so true.
Now how I spend this day, dear Lord,
You’ve left that up to me.
I can choose to be smiling and happy
and be kind to all I see.
Or I can choose to be down and sad
like a weeping willow tree.
Thinking not of my fellow man,
but thinking just of me.
Since another day I might not see,
as nothing is guaranteed.
I need to live each day I have
sharing how my soul You freed.
It’s not easy in this world today
to keep oneself from worry.
I live in such a high-tech world.
I’m always in a hurry.
I’m working at a stressful job
trying to make a living.
I often forget Your promise, Lord
that You would do the giving.
You promised if I’d trust in You
that You’d always provide.
No matter what I faced each day,
You’d be close by my side.
I also need to remember, Lord
the depth of Your constant love.
You promised to be here for me.
I need only look above.
At times I need a reminder, Lord
that I am only me.
I cannot do it by myself,
for You, Lord, are the key.
So on this day, You’ve given me,
I choose to live it well.
Others will know I love You
for by my actions they can tell.
Poem by Emily McAdams courtesy of Skywriting.net
Photo by Elizabeth Pike