We went on a bit of a road trip yesterday with some great friends. We had lunch at Tairua ….. a walk on the beach at Whangamata ….. and an ice cream at Whiritoa. Our last stop was the gold mining pit at Waihi! You could say ….. it was a ‘golden day’! From a lovely welcome and great coffee and food ….. to golden sands and fond memories of holidays past ….. to a piece of our nations history ….. we came home feeling full and blessed. And all day the sun shone on us. Not every day is a ‘golden day’ ….. but everyday has ‘golden moments’. We so often ask people ‘How was your day?’ In most cases the answer would be ‘It was ok’ ….. or ‘It was fine’. Here are some better questions ….. especially to start a conversation with your family.
What was the best thing that happened to you today?
What was the hardest thing you went through today?
What did you learn from it?
‘Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.’ Philippians 4:8
Prayer: Dear Lord, as I begin my day, please help me to see the gold! Help me focus on what is true ….. pure ….. lovely ….. and good. In Jesus Name, Amen.