No matter the trials that come our way, we should make up our minds that
today we will have a great day. It is completely within our control how
we see life. We can either have a pessimistic point of view seeing only
the problems, trials and hardships in our path or we can trust in the Lord
and see through our eyes of faith the goodness, joy, peace and love that
is promised to come. Let us always look at our glass as half full rather
than half empty. Be thankful for the gifts in your life rather than
murmuring or complaining about the trials. Believe that God has not left
your side and know that He wishes for you to rest in Him. When Jesus was
crucified on the Cross, He said “It Is Finished.” Everything that was
required for us to have peace in this present time was bought for us over
2000 years ago on the Cross of Calvary. (Psalm 118:24) (Galatians 3:13-14)
The Lord Jesus Christ shed His Blood for our salvation so that in the
fullness of time, we might become the righteousness of God. What joy
there is in knowing that this life is not the end of the picture. It is
simply a forethought when compared to the forever of Eternity. Be
encouraged to rejoice in this day. You have much to be thankful for. See
each new day with renewed eyes knowing that the greatness of that day
relies solely on how you see and address it. (Galatians 4:4-6) (Hebrews 13:5-6)
I hope this message encourages your heart to strive to have a Great Day
every day. We each have the ability to bless the Lord for His bounties
and rejoice in this day that He has given us.
I had a great day today. It was a day full of “quantity” rather than
quality time with my children. We started by taking a long drive down the
old, back roads here in the mountains of my home with the music playing
and our voices joining in.
As we drove along we saw deer in the meadows and hundreds of butterflies
flying gently from flower to flower. Later, we stopped for a picnic near a
playground. We ate, laughed, talked, and played. We also sat quietly for a
time sharing big hugs and warm smiles. It was a day of wonderful happiness
for us all.
It was at the end of the day, however, when I was thanking God for the
specialness of it all that I noticed that my face was hurting. The muscles
above my cheekbones were sore and achy. It was then that I saw just how
“great” this day had been.
My face was sore because I had spent almost the whole day laughing,
smiling, and singing. This made me laugh and smile through the achiness
and thank God even more. I plan on having many more great days too full of
love and oneness with God. Not only is it good for the soul, it’s also a
great way to get your face in shape.
We all should strive to make everyday a “great” day. God loves us and
wants us to live and to love each day of our lives. We are meant to choose
love and we are meant to share love, great day after great day.
We should not rest on our past either, but live fully today. After all,
one of the greatest joys in life lies not in cherishing happy memories but
rather in creating new ones. The wonderful speaker and author Mark Victor
Hansen says that “We can live in a state of joy, bliss, and ecstasy if we
choose. We’re meant to live a spirited, spiritual life.”
I hope that you have a great day today then. I hope that you have a great
day tomorrow too even if it does make your face hurt. Great days lead to a
wonderful life and a wonderful life leads to a Heavenly afterlife.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 9:1-2 “I will praise Thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew
forth all thy marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in Thee: I will
sing praise to Thy name, O thou most High.”
Psalm 37:1-5 “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou
envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down
like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do
good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the desires of
thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall
bring it to pass.”
Psalm 91:14-16 “Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I
deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name. He
shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and
shew him My salvation.”
2 Corinthians 4:14-17 “Knowing that He which raised up the Lord Jesus shall
raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. For all things
are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving
of many redound to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but
though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far
more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: GOD'S PROMISE
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry