Rejoicing

7 08 2015

I have a balloon dancing over my desk. A friend brought it over a couple weeks ago, and it flies as a reminder of love, friendship, and smiles.  Sometimes I wish that I always had a reminder to smile, to dig the joy out of each day, and to celebrate love and friendship. It is too easy for me to get caught up in the details of the day and miss the opportunity to harvest the joy that God has planted all around me.

Psalm 118:24 challenges me to remember the appropriate way to respond to the way that God is working all around me. “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” I love this profound reminder that God has filled this day with opportunities to see His love and experience His presence. He has fashioned this day with you in mind. He shaped it so that we can see His glory and come closer to His heart. This verse is also a call to surrender – to joy. Rejoicing is a verb. It is an action that requires decision and commitment. As we rejoice, we open our eyes to God’s presence in our lives and His movement in our day.

My Jesus Resolution today is to rejoice in this glorious day God has made. I can choose joy, savor hope, bask in grace, and celebrate love. I am going to something deliberate today that helps me celebrate the way God is moving in my life. It is too easy to get caught up in worry, busyness, rushing, and deadlines. God wants me to find the joy that is unique to this day and celebrate it.


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