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Enjoy the day and give thanks
Pastor Daisy Edwards

God has given each of us a 24-hour day to use as we choose.  So why not enjoy it?  Having a problem doing that?  Well here are a few suggestions from God’s Word to help you. 

Psalm 118:24 lets us know we are to express joy and gladness; for it says “This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” I am very enthusiastic about God’s creation, so I enjoy just watching nature as a whole. We are to express gratitude. The Bible says in I Thessalonians 5:18, “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  We have so much to be thankful for. In a world that is so full of pain and strife, we can be thankful that god is still in charge and that we can be sure he will make it better. Being content is so important. Be satisfied, pleased; no complaining even about little things.  

Hebrews 13:5 says “Be content with such things as you have; for he himself (Jesus) has said I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” So, no matter what is going on, just knowing that God is with us, always is a comforting thought. We are to be faithful. Trusting in the lord for everything. When the world throws lemons at us, just catch them and make lemonade out of them; for Isaiah 54:17 says, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue which rises against you in judgement you shall condemn.

So, rejoice, praise the Lord in this day. Take the lead from Paul the Apostle when he said in Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I say rejoice!”

The body responds positively to laughter and joy, so give your body a break and rejoice in this day in spite of what it looks like. Begin to trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your ways and watch Him direct your path.  Then go and make a difference in someone else’s life. You only have a smile to offer, I’m a witness, it will brighten someone’s day. So, go on and “enjoy your day” and be blessed.

Daisy P. Edwards is the Pastor of Agape Christian Fellowship Church and a member of the United Ministerial Alliance

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