Psalm 118:24 – This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
It’s easy to come up with excuses to delay our happiness. How many times have we heard things like, “As soon as I get out of this problem, I’ll be happy.” “As soon as I lose ten pounds… as soon as my business grows…as soon as my child straightens up…” No, if you don’t put your foot down and decide to be happy right now, there will always be something to keep you from being happy. Let’s get rid of the excuses and make the decision to enjoy life right now, today.
God never intended for us to put off our happiness. That’s why David said, “This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.” He was saying, “This is the day to be happy; not tomorrow, not when the weather clears up. Not next week, when I don’t have to work so hard. Not next month, when I make it through this difficult time.” No, choose to honor the Lord right now by choosing to enjoy your life because this is the day that the Lord has made!
Father God, thank You for this day. Thank You for another opportunity to sing Your praise. I choose to set my mind and heart on You, I choose to rejoice and be glad so that everything I do brings honor to You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.