Just like any other day, today is a great day.
I woke up the other morning feeling blessed. Thankful for the cool breeze and 70 degree weather. It was another beautiful day. With warm colored leaves all around. This was the day they called Halloween.
I grew up celebrating Halloween with my family. Mom dressed me up as a black cat one year using a pair of black tights for my cat ears! We’d go around the neighborhood, all 5 of us plus cousins and an Aunt, like the Brady Bunch knocking on doors. I don’t think I cared too much about it, I just knew that I liked the free candy!
As I got older and discovered the origin of Halloween, things started to change. I realized that it was a pagan holiday and the costume wearing originated from the concept of people attempting to ward of ghosts. On Halloween, it was believed that the boundaries between the worlds of the living and dead became blurred.
“” Matthew 5:14-16 ESV
I realized that although most festivities are done in fun, I must uphold a standard.
We must pray and ask God for guidance. After all, we are made in His likeness and image. We must choose to be the light no matter what day, hour, or age.
Royalty is my identity. Servanthood is my assignment. Intimacy with God is my life source.
As we all embrace this fall season, I commission you friends to find ways to show gratitude.
Here are some helpful tips:
- Spend initial time with family, friends, and those God has placed in your circle.
- Start reading a devotional.
- Laugh. Don’t be so serious!
- Thank God for something new every morning. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV
- Appreciate nature. All around us are beautiful things to admire.
- Get a planner and plan out your day. Don’t be afraid of making changes or playing it by ear sometimes.
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