Word of Encouragement…
This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24). Our lives are not perfect, but God has been good to us and there are many things for which to be grateful, such as, food, friends, family, and being a child of the King. Therefore, we thank Him for His many blessings, and with our hearts filled with praise, we worship His holy name.
When we develop a habit of gratitude, we shift our focus from life’s problems to God’s blessings and opportunities for personal and professional development. The change of focus releases the joy of the Lord which empowers us to achieve our goals. Furthermore, you will obtain greater satisfaction from completing tasks when you are joyful.
The writer of Ecclesiastes says, “So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 8:15). This command does not direct us to spend most of our life partying; it is prudent to be moderate in all things. The apostle Paul says, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17). Hence, we should eat, drink, do good, and be joyful to the glory of God.
I pray that you will experience the joy of the Lord and share it with others.