It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Do you wake up grouchy or happy? Are you a morning person or a night person or both? Psalm 118:24 says "This is the day the Lord has made we shall rejoice and be glad in it." Are you glad? Do you have the joy of Jesus in your heart? Make a decision to 'choose' to be content. It is easy to let situations get to us or feel gloomy but it is the enemy who wants to steal your joy. John 10:10 says " The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." You have to purpose to keep good things in your heart. It is easy to let things overwhelm us but we have to let go and give things to God. In Phillipians 4:11 it says "I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." It is a spiritual discipline. Now granted there are some medically depressed folks out there who do need to seek professional help. Try to keep your mind focused on positive things. Philippians 4:8 says,"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." Try to dwell on good positive thoughts. I heard comedian Kevin Nealon on TV once in referring to thoughts saying "Harness the good, release the bad, Harness, release. Harness, release." Kind of comical but there is some truth to it.
Psalm 122:1 says " I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD" . You can receive joy when you are worshipping with others who love the Lord. So if you find yourself down why not try God. He is there waiting for you. Only call on Him.
PRAYER: Father no one wants to be gloomy. Help us put your gladness in our hearts. Psalm 9:2 says," I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High." In Jesus Name. Amen.