There are some weeks that by the time Friday rolls around, I need to get a little boost to finish the week. I want to share a little booster that’s tucked away in the Old Testament. It’s like drinking a rejuvenating cup of spiritual adrenaline:
“For you are a holy people belonging to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be His own possession out of all the peoples on the face of the earth (Deuteronomy 7:6).”
When you listen to its uplifting theme, this TGIF Booster might make you crow like a rooster. Look at this dynamic definition of your righteous relationship with God:
- You belong to God.
- You are special because He has chosen you.
- You are one of His prized possessions.
Isn’t this enough to make you click your heels together; shake off your mental malaise; and praise God?
Let me affirm what’s already been said: “Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture (100:3).” This verse clarifies and verifies who you are: You are His; you are made by Him; and, He cares for you like a shepherd does his sheep.
When God purchased you it’s not because He was looking for a bargain and you had been discontinued and discounted. No, you’re valuable, and He paid a premium to purchase you: “You are not your own, for you were bought at a price, so glorify God in your body (I Corinthians 6:20).”
Not only can you TGIF, but you can also TGFF. You can Thank God For the Friday that He paid the price for your redemption through the death of Jesus.
Don’t moan about the day: own the day. You’ve entered the TGIF zone.