A New Day

When I awoke this morning, Lord
my first thought was of You.
For you have given me another day
by Your grace and love so true.

Now how I spend this day, dear Lord,
Youve left that up to me.
I can choose to be smiling and happy
and be kind to all I see.

Or I can choose to be down and sad
like a weeping willow tree.
Thinking not of my fellow man,
but thinking just of me.

Since another day I might not see,
as nothing is guaranteed.
I need to live each day I have
sharing how my soul You freed.

Its not easy in this world today
to keep oneself from worry.
I live in such a high-tech world.
Im always in a hurry.

Im working at a stressful job
trying to make a living.
I often forget Your promise, Lord
that You would do the giving.

You promised if Id trust in You
that Youd always provide.
No matter what I faced each day,
Youd be close by my side.

I also need to remember, Lord
the depth of Your constant love.
You promised to be here for me.
I need only look above.

At times I need a reminder, Lord
that I am only me.
I cannot do it by myself,
for You, Lord, are the key.

So on this day, Youve given me,
I choose to live it well.
Others will know I love You
for by my actions they can tell.

[ by Emily McAdams Copyright © 2002 -- submitted by: Emily McAdams ]


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