Tomorrow is Friday and I’m definitely looking forward to it. On Fridays I get to WFH – work from home – which makes for a more relaxing day. But Fridays don’t have the same appeal when you’re walking with the Lord. What? You don’t believe me? Let me explain.
Most unbelievers are living from weekend to weekend. They dislike or hate their jobs and see the work week as something they have to tolerate at best so they can get to the weekend so they can relax and do what they want. They revel in Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday until Sunday evening when they begin contemplating the approaching dreaded work week. And then the cycle starts all over again, week after week, year after year.
After you accept the Lord as your Savior, He pulls you out of that cycle. Every day is a day in the Lord. My job? I don’t always love it but I appreciate it so much. He blesses me every day throughout the week. When you accept Christ and begin to walk with Him, it’s kind of like He pulls you up out of the frustrating details of daily living and allows you to see some of the bigger picture. Ah, I get it! No need to get all angry, frustrated, and disappointed with this or that annoying circumstance. The Lord has got it under control. Every day becomes a little bit more like a weekend day the closer you’re walking with Him. Jesus becomes our goal, our rest, and our satisfaction, NOT the two days away from the office.
Yes, I’m glad tomorrow’s Friday but the Lord gives me tremendous blessings throughout the week. Instead of eagerly anticipating the weekend, focus on Jesus Christ and every day will be Friday. Thank you, Jesus! All praise to You!
“I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.” – Psalm 145:1-2
Trivia corner: The days of the week are named after pagan gods. Can you identify them?
- Sunday is devoted to the sun god. The most famous sun god of the ancient pagan world was the Egyptians’ Ra.
- Monday is named after the moon god.
- Tuesday is named after the Germanic god, Tiu.
- Wednesday is dedicated to the Norse god, Woden or Odin.
- Thursday honors the Norse god, Thor.
- Friday memorializes Freya, wife of Woden.
- Saturday is devoted to the Roman god, Saturn.
Christians use these day names that honor pagan gods without even thinking about it. Of course, it’s the same thing for the months of the year. But there’s no need to freak out about it. Believers are in the world but not of the world. Our work for the Lord is not dependent on what the unbelieving world names its days and months. Let’s focus on the Gospel of Jesus Christ!