Psalm 118:24 – This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (NIV)
Woke up this morning — the sun is shining … the sky is blue with puffy white clouds … nice temperature, despite it being December! Rejoice!
Woke up this morning — the sun is shining … the sky is blue … the grass is dormant … the flowers are asleep. I won’t have to mow this week, nor water the flowers. Rejoice!
Woke up this morning — it’s not raining, nor is it snowing. Rejoice! Praise the Lord!
Woke up this morning — it’s sunny and cold but I’ve got a warm home, warm clothes, food to eat, books to read, family and friends. Whether I see them or not, I am blessed to have them in my life. Rejoice!
Woke up this morning — but I look forward to the promise of spring. Rejoice!
Every day is a gift from God. Some days, it’s easier to rejoice than others, but God, who creates every day, also created us. He is our Father; we are His children and God has promised He is always with us. He loves us. He knows our needs and He wants us to seek Him out. On those days when it’s hard to rejoice and God seems far away, who do you think has moved?
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (NIV)
Prayer: Dear God, help us to rejoice in each day. Let us be thankful for all that we have. Let us draw ever closer to You. Amen