“This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24, NKJV.
I didn’t feel like rejoicing this morning, but He told me to. He told me to take my eyes off of my feelings, and rejoice! I believe He is telling you the same.
Take your eyes off of your feelings, your challenge and obey His voice to decide to rejoice. Rejoice over Jesus and the hope we have in him. Rejoice over His goodness. Rejoice over His plans for you. Rejoice that it’s not over.
Rejoicing isn’t based on a feeling or a condition. It stands on the truth of God’s word and Who God is in your life. Sometimes, you won’t feel like rejoicing about your victory, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have it. Sometimes, you may not feel like you are more than a conqueror, but that doesn’t change that you are. Your obedience to rejoice will change how you feel and as an eagle, the Lord will lift you up, you will mount up and soar.
Some men God is even commanding to rejoice in your new day. He says no more. It’s time to get back up. We’ve been down too long and He wants us to come out of the place we’re in. He says rejoice!
Prayer: Father, I hear You this morning. Regardless of how I feel, this is the day You’ve made. I will obey Your word and rejoice. I will be glad. Help me to stand in the truth of Who You are, and Your unchanging truth. As I rejoice, take off all heaviness and give me a garment of praise. Let joy rise as I decide to rejoice in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: Psalm 89:16, Isaiah 61:3, Romans 8:37, Philippians 4:4