“17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 ESV
“24 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
Today I want to empower you. This power is yours when you accept the fact that you have a choice.
You have a choice today.
You have a choice every day.
This choice gives you power and authority over anything that you will face. In our key Bible verses today you will find the following principles.
God made today. Hell didn’t make today. Your worst enemy didn’t today. Sickness and disease didn’t make today. The past didn’t make today. God made today and as a result you have a choice to rejoice and be glad in it.
You have a choice in whatever you DO or SAY to give thanks God. Every action. Every word. Everything creates the opportunity for praise.
You have a choice because you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
Today is going to be a good day because God made it.
Today is going to be a good day because you have a choice to enjoy it.
Today is going to be a good day because good things are going to happen and you have a choice to give thanks for them.
In essence, your decision will determine the way your experiences impact you. You have choice to rejoice or you can complain in your pain.
On this final day, remember good things are going to happen and bad things are going to happen. Life will happen. Setbacks. Disappointments. Opportunities. Victories. But the way the day impacts will be determined by what choice you make.
You can walk in the power Christ has given you or you can surrender to the control of the enemy. Will you focus on good, no matter what or will set your attention on negative experience embracing harmful emotions.
Nehemiah encourages us with these words, “This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10) Joy is the result of recognizing God’s grace.
Will you see the good? Or will you focus on the bad? And more importantly, how will you respond/ Will you see the good? Will you give thanks? Will you open your mouth and give praise or go with complaining?
Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I am about to do something new, will you see it?”
Go ahead, declare this out loud: "Today is going to be a good day! I see it coming!"