Friday, March 31, 2017
How may we enjoy this day? This enjoyment will never come by trying to be happy, and yet there are conditions which, if met, will produce real joy.
1. Be right with God, for gladness is sown for the upright in heart (Psalm 97:11). It is His joy that remains in us that makes our joy full.
2. Forget yourself and live for others, for It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35).
3. When you cannot rejoice in feelings, circumstances or conditions, rejoice in the Lord (Philippians 4:4), and count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations (James 1:2).
4. Finally, obey the Lord and be faithful to your trust, and again and again His blessed Spirit will whisper to your heart, Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy lord (Matthew 25:21).
2 Timothy 2:1 ... Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
Lamentations 3:22-23 ... It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Psalm 118:24 ... This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.❤