“Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 144:15
I encourage you as you start your day, first rise up and give God the glory for blessing you to see another day. Embrace the beauty of today knowing that God has graciously given us another day that is filled with brand new mercies. On today I challenge you to choose to be to be happy! So often our happiness is tied to our current circumstances, but true joy and happiness is a choice that we must make on our own. And I truly believe that it’s based on our faith in Jesus Christ. Amen! If we apply Psalm 16:8-9 “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure.” The good news is just knowing that God is always present with us, should comfort us and fill us with peace of mind. And knowing that whatever happens in our life, our God is there with us every step of the way. We just need to remember to keep our focus on him! I encourage you to make an honest effort to put a big beautiful smile on your face! If you know the Lord for yourself, then you know that we serve an amazing God. Set the tone for your day by beginning your day in his Holy word of God. Here is the good news, we can trust that God has a handle on our life and take solace in the idea that He knows what he’s doing. Amen! When we put our complete trust in God, he will grant us happiness. Remember God is our true source of happiness, strength, hope, and wisdom. Nothing will ever give us everlasting joy and happiness like Jesus Christ. Life is a gift, never forget to enjoy and bask in every moment you are here. Count your blessings one by one. Happiness is contagious and it also helps us to be content in every circumstance. We have so many reasons why we could be living in a state of devastation. Oh but God! He is so worthy to be praised! But join me in counting our blessings. Psalm 146:5 says “Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God. Amen!
Spirit of the living God, father we come at this appointed time and place, pausing to give you all the glory, honor, and praise. We love you, truly there is none like you in all the earth. Lord have mercy on us, forgive us for falling short of your glory. Forgive us for looking in all the wrong places in hopes of finding true happiness! Lord help us to be content with what we have in our lives on today. Father you promised that if we be silent that you would fight for us. As well as knowing that we are exactly where you would have us to be. You are our God of hope, please fill us all with joy and peace that comes from believing that we can abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. We no longer want to take life for granted and we appreciate every gift that you have blessed us with. Help us to bask in the beauty of what today holds. Remembering that tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us. Lord help us to live in the moment. Father you are so awesome, please help us to keep our minds stayed on you. O Lord help us to take in a daily dose of your word, for we know that what inward flows is outward. Please fill our cup with more of you, your presence, your power, and anointing. You are the author and finisher of our faith! You are our all in all! You are our shelter from the storm, you are our provider, our keeper and sustainer. When the world is closing in on us, we can run into the arms of our creator and father! We pray that the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in your sight. You are our rock and our redeemer. We ask a special blessing for our nation! Bless our families, friends, and loved ones in a very special way. Lord continue to unite us a nation. And we can do nothing until you come, please release your healing, love, compassion, and patience throughout our land. For its Jesus name we pray, give thanks, and say Amen.
Praise: God for being the joy of your salvation and all that we need to make it through life thus far.
Offer Thanks: To God for the gift of having a life that is full of abundance.
Confess: Any time you tried to find happiness in other people or material things.
Ask God: To protect your heart and your mind; and keep us focused on what is important in life.