My Favorite Day

  Photography by  Madi Flournoy Henderson

In case you haven’t noticed, I have a thing for Sundays. It has always been—and will always be—my favorite day of the week. So, naturally, I am drawn to any shirt that says “Sunday” on it… Especially one that advocates for “less Mondays and more Sundays.” Hello. That is something I could absolutely agree with today. This afternoon, I literally looked up to my co-workers at recess and said, “Wait, is it really only Monday?”

There is one day a week where I usually feel right on track. It’s a day where I don’t feel like I have to be someone else or prove something to anyone. It’s a day where I am excused from the pressures of society and friendships and get to reset my focus on Jesus. It’s on Sundays that I feel whole, worthy, normal(ish), and unstoppable. At church, I am reminded of His love the second the music vibrates through my heart. I am reassured of His plan the moment I hear the message. And my soul is reminded of His grace as soon as I am hugged and loved by His children. I love Sunday. Not only because it is the Lord’s day, but also because it is our day. Mine and Jesus’s.

I realized a long time ago that it wasn’t the activities of the day that make it my favorite. While I leave with “that Sunday feeling” whenever I physically attend church, I also experience it even when I don’t set foot in the building. (Thanks be to God for the online campus at Cross Point Church. Amen!). Further, I feel reconnected with Jesus when I get to connect with His children. And that can happen any day of the week. 

I want to experience the feelings I have on Sunday every day of the week. I want to be the Sunday version of myself on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…you get the picture. I know that whenever I become that person, I will do a better job of delivering the Lord’s love no matter the day on the calendar.
 
My prayer for you today is that you will be the best version of yourself everyday of the week. I know the best me is on Sunday but that might not be the case for you. It might be a time of day or a season of the year where you are at your best. Or, maybe you are still searching for that moment; if so, I am praying that you find it. Because it is there, friend. Whatever it is that you want to be, you should know that God is ready to celebrate that moment with you. And know that you are capable of being an example of His love no matter what.