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I’m in the gut-it-out time of the year for a CPA.  The next three and a half weeks will demand more than I feel like I have to give.  And yes, I have counted the days – 24 to be exact!

As I was headed downstairs to my office after dinner last evening, my husband said, “Where are you going?”  I said, “Down to work.”  He said, ‘That doesn’t sound like much fun.”  I responded matter-of factly,  “There won’t be much fun the next three and a half weeks.”

But do you know what?  That’s not entirely true.  We are expecting a beautiful new granddaughter any day now.  And that is as fun as it gets!  So today as I work through the towering pile of tax returns on my desk, I will spend some time thinking about the wonderful joy to come when our son calls and says the time has come!

Does this not remind you of what God tells us in His Word?  While life may seem like a month of Mondays, we have much joy to look forward to.  God’s Son is going to call us one day and say the time has come!  And instantly we will enter into the joys He has prepared for us! O glorious day!

I love the way 1 Corinthians 2:9 describes the joys we have in Christ – joys we have here and unimaginable joys we will have in heaven.

file2021335717961Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”

So today as you do whatever you must do, do it heartily as to the Lord. Colossians 3:17

But as you work, look beyond the doing.  Set your mind on things above.  Set your mind on the glory to come. Colossians 3:1-4

Dwell on the pure, lovely excellent, praiseworthy things!  Philippians 4:8

It will bring a smile to your face and lighten the load you may be carrying!