Lessons Learned from My Sickness Part 26: One Fine Day
By pastor Ronny luces
How do you define a fine day? Perhaps to many of us, a fine day is a day that is devoid of any problems, burdens, or cares.
Everything you encountered provides you joy, blessings, entertainment and gives you a sense of fulfillment or accomplishment. That’s why people who encountered such kind of day blurts with excitement, “You have made my day!”
One of the most common greetings I heard from people who came to visit me was, “How’s your day?”
I’m grateful that they are so concerned about my situation and that they would like to know whether I still find joy, meaning, hope, and peace on that particular day.
My ready answer to that is, of course, “I have a fine day! Or, “My day is fine!” I do not look at the negative circumstances surrounding me on a particular day to make my judgment. Still, I focus on God’s goodness and grace, which enables me to appreciate the new day God gave me.
The fact that I still woke up to a new day is already a great reason to say that my day is fine!
Proverbs 11: 27 says, “He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.”
In other words, we will be able to define our day as a fine day by looking at all the positive things that God gave us and learn to celebrate that day by affirming God’s goodness and faithfulness.
But if we focus our attention on all the negative, hard, evil aspects of the day, then that’s how we will also perceive our day – negative, hard, and evil.
Ever since I discovered this verse, I learned to focus on searching for the good things that God prepared for me on that particular day.
For what you seek, you will find! Have a fine day everyone!
Posted on FB: 18 March 2015 – 8:41 PM
About the Author
Rev. Ronny Luces was the Minister for Administration and Community Service of the Jaro Evangelical Church (JEC), Iloilo City, Philipines. He and his wife, Martha have been with JEC’s ministry since 1994.
Pastor Ronny graduated from Central Philippine University College of Theology in 1985 and was pastor of several Baptist churches.
In January 2015, after tests and two long hospital confinements, Pastor Ronny got the word he had lung cancer. He underwent chemotherapy.
Praying for healing and going through all the medical processes, Pastor Ronny wrote his reflections “Lessons Learned from My Sickness.” In July 2015, he passed away.
May Pastor Ronny’s series of reflections and meditations strengthen your hope and faith as you go through your own life’s battles.