This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24 New King James Version
Rejoice: To feel or show that you are very happy about something or someone. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary.
I know that when facing a terminal sickness, divorce or lay off or any other disaster in your life you will find it difficult to be feeling like being happy.
For me I make it a daily practice to contemplate upon all the trial and tribulations Jehovah has walked trough with me. This brings me comfort and makes my heart light with joy.
When the trails and tribulations strike again (and they will) those memories are the rock that secures me through those storms.
The closer we get to Christ the more we are going to suffer. The more we suffer, the closer we get to Christ. Joseph- Anthony: Green
The other side of the coin is when we are on our mountain tops and things are going great. Do not become arrogant and take credit for these blessings and say look what I did. It is important to show proper respect and appreciation for He who has provided for these blessings.
If you are not grateful for small blessings what makes you believe God will bless you with big ones. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Begin and end every day with rejoicing in the Lord and see how much your outlook in life improves, not necessarily your situation but your outlook.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) for all the amazing blessings You graciously bless me with each and every day both big and small. I praise You in the name of Your greatest blessing to me Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.