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Choose to Rejoice

This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.The sign in front of a small local church read, This is the day that the Lord has made. Don’t mess it up.

At first, I chuckled, but then wondered how many times my attitude may have messed up a wonderful, glorious day the Lord had made for me. How many times had I missed a glorious sunrise because I grumbled about my schedule for the day? How many times had I missed a glorious sunset for the same reason? How often had I messed up a day because someone in my life—friend or family member—didn’t do something my way?

Even one mess-up is too often. God makes each day, and we should rejoice and be glad in it. So for today, I choose to focus on all God has done for me, all that He has offered me, and even all He has challenged me with. I choose to remember His love. Love He has shared with me through the laughter and tears of friends and family. Love He has shared through sermons, hymns, and the prayers I’ve prayed through the years of faith in Him. The love He shows me daily in His glorious creation.

Just look at the world surrounding us—the color of the sky, the grasses, the trees, the fields, the flowers, the animals. God’s love surrounds us as His beauty surrounds us. Each day is the day the Lord has made. Choose to rejoice and find His hand at work as He pours His love into your life and into the lives of those you love.

Choose to celebrate and rejoice.

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Susan Paulus

Susan Paulus is the mother of three adult daughters and grandmother to nine and has been married for over 60 years. She loves her part-time job at her small church in Northwest Ohio, is challenged by the two writers' groups she attends, and loves remembering she was led to the Lord in the mid 1970's by a woman who prayed, "Lord, use me."