Daily Devotional
By Jon Swanson
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Enjoy the Journey
This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Recently the boys asked if they could take their fishing poles to fish the river along the trail. I did not think it was very likely they would catch anything, but I chose to keep that opinion to myself and replied, “Sure.” We were there for an hour or more and they did not get as much as a nibble, but on the way back I asked Noah if he had a good time. He replied with an enthusiastic, “Yes!”

I realized in that moment, I needed to be more like Noah some days. His joy was not found in the end game. He was able to find joy in the journey itself. I am pretty sure God was pleased with the way Noah approached his day.
Think about it…
God has given us this day. Do you believe God may have more in store for you than what you know about?
Do you have tendency to focus so intently on getting things done that you miss what is happening around you?
Be responsible. Fulfill your obligations. But don’t stay so focused on the end game that you fail to enjoy the journey God has provided.
Surrendering to Christ,