It took our God six days to create everything. From nothing. Each one of those six days included a specific task and at the end of each day, God stopped, looked at what had been done and “saw that it was good.” The Bible records this multiple times.
There is something very rewarding about looking back, at the end of the day, and resting confidently that the day “was good.” Not because of all I accomplished or even that which I did do was done amazingly – but simply because I was faithful with the tasks that God gave me for that day. I used the hours wisely and invested my efforts in the ways that were pleasing to my Heavenly father.
This is not always easy – and there are far too many days that my time was either wasted or spent selfishly. These days are “not good.” And, in this empty-nest phase of life, I often find it easier to coast through my days…forgetting to be purposeful with my time. But I do want to be the best steward of the days I am given.
This takes prayer. Prayer at the beginning of the day – asking the Lord for His direction and how He would have me busy myself. It takes starting the day with time alone with Him rather than “hitting the floor running.” It also takes seeking His advice throughout the day and being sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
Then when each day is done, we can rest confidently that our Heavenly Father is pleased. And one day, prayerfully, we can hear Him say, “My child, well done.”