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How To Live Every Day Majestically

Posted: Friday, May 22

Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor

Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

2 Samuel 1:1-2:11
John 12:20-50
Psalm 118:19-29
Proverbs 15:27-28 

 

Verse of the day:

This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)


Have you ever wanted to just get through the day?
 

In this passage we are reminded that each day we have is a day created by God. It is a day we should rejoice in, a day we should be happy. It is not a day where we should be burdened by the stress of our lives, but a day that we should be praising and thanking God. That’s not to say we don’t have trials and difficulties, but we rejoice in spite of them; knowing that our God is able and willing to bring us through them if we focus on Him, not the struggle.
 

We should remember that every day we have is a gift. A day that we should treasure, because we do not know if it will be our last. What I find interesting, is that many Christians are not filled with joy. Many Christians do not smile at a new day, just because it exists. They do not realize the mystery and frailty of that day. Instead, we take the gifts we have for granted, and complain about having too much paperwork, too much homework, an unhappy boss, our hours, etc. We tell people how bad our day is going. And yet in Acts 2:28, Luke says: You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.

 

Shouldn't that be the attitude we have? Shouldn't we be grateful for being able to know God? To have a personal relationship with him? To have another day in his presence? And shouldn't be grateful that we have another day to spend with our friends and family? Yes, we should!
 

So let us wake up every day and think to ourselves, "This is the day that the Lord has made; let us, (me), rejoice and be glad in it"—let’s start today!