“It’s a great day to serve the Lord”
No single sentance I’ve ever said in my life has garnished more interest and more response than this sentance.
I came up with it as an alternate repsone to that daily question we all ask when we see our friends and colleagues when you start your day or see them for the first time in awhile. The canned question, “How’s it going?” Or “How you doing?” And the typical response, “Good!” “Fine.” Or “OK.”
Those answers we know are courtesy anaswers or “non-answers.” They don’t generally communicate anything or substance. We could be frustrated, or down, or angry, or depressed; yet we still answer “Good!” To the question.
To be fair, most of the time we don’t have the time to go into how we really are doing. We generally can’t stop and tell the details about what’s really going on in our life and inside of us. But this trite answer communicates nothing.
It’s a great day to serve the Lord communicates at least two things:
First, that every day is a great day even if it’s a bad day, because every day is a gift. The origin of this phrase comes from the Psalms, specifically 118: 24; “This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Secondly, no matter what we are doing, we have an opportunity to serve the Lord in that very act. Whether it’s making pizza or making a desk, driving a bus or driving sales, doing the books or doing some gardening, selling stock or selling homes, helping a guest or helping a team member. Whatever we do we can do it in such a way that it serves the Lord–it pleases Him and gives Him glory.
This phrase has become a staple in my workplace and almost everyday, throughout the day I get to hear it uttered. To some it has even become life changing. This simple phrase that means so much can make a difference in both our attitude and our culture. Try it out! It’s a great day to serve the Lord