This verse came up on my bible app yesterday, and it has been ringing in my spirit ever since. It got me to thinking…”what if I based my day around this scripture, and not my emotions?” What if we all did that? Let me explain.
I remember when I was little my mom would make me lay my clothes out for school the night before. It was awesome because we wore uniform so I didn’t have many options to choose from. However, I tried to take this skill with me as I got older and began to live on my own, but it didn’t work. I found that when I woke up, the outfit that I prepared the night before didn’t fit my “mood” for the day. I would have to spend extra time putting that outfit away, and choosing one that was more suitable for the mood I was in, or the “vibe” I was getting. I would often be late for class or even become more frustrated by not being able to find something to wear. Why couldn’t I wear the outfit I had chosen the night before? It’s the same for this verse. I don’t want to wait to see how I feel in the morning to decide whether or not I want to have a good day. I want to choose the word God has already laid out for me and put that on.
His word declares that each day is a blessing because he made it! No matter the circumstances, no matter how I feel I’m going to choose to rejoice and be glad in this day! I know someone is may be thinking, “Well I’m sorry, I feel how I feel, I can’t be fake.” That’s a trick of the enemy, and he wants our lives to be driven my emotions. The bible says in 1 John 3:20 “Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything.” Do you feel guilty? sad? annoyed? angry? disappointed? Whatever we feel let’s plug it in the verse above and declare God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything! Choose to rejoice and be glad in your day! Even on our worst days we have something to be grateful about. Let’s train ourselves to put on the word of God, instead of waiting to see how we feel. Repeat it if you have to, or set it as your wallpaper. Let’s choose joy, peace, love, a smile, or a nice compliment!
Let’s pray by saying Psalm 34:1-9 aloud. This is from the message version. It’s so befitting!