Sunday, August 9, 2020
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it…” (Psalm 118:24)
Did you make up your mind to be happy this morning? It’s important to be on the offensive when it comes to your happiness. If you don’t set the tone early in the day, the enemy will start reminding you of all your problems and everything that’s wrong in your life. Before long, you’ll be negative and discouraged. Notice that the Scripture doesn’t say, “I might be glad today if everything goes well, if I don’t get stuck in traffic, if my boss doesn’t yell at me, or if it doesn’t rain on my new hairdo.” No, the psalmist says, “I will rejoice and be glad.” No matter what kind of difficulties I face today—no matter who tries to make me upset—I choose to be happy.
Happiness is a decision you make, not an emotion you feel. Never forget that although you might not be able to choose your circumstances, you can always choose how you respond to them. If you’ll make the decision to stay full of joy, if you’ll choose to be happy in spite of your circumstances, the enemy can’t keep you down and defeated. God will give you supernatural strength to overcome every obstacle you face, and you’ll live that life of overcoming victory He has in store for you.
A Prayer for Today
“God, I am making the decision today to be a grateful person! You have richly blessed me and I am going to count those blessings everyday. When I make a daily list of 10, it will be in honor of You, in Jesus’ name. Amen.”