No Longer Common in Scripture
“But as for me, I will sing about Your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about Your unfailing love. For You have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.” – King David
No Longer Common Today
What’s usually your first thought when you wake up in the morning?
When we have bad days, we often let our mind take over and take on the mindset that focuses on pain, hurt, and guilt. Our body then follows, making us weak and unable to function well, until our bad day becomes even worse.
Do you remember why we fast? We fast to let our spirit take over our minds and our bodies so that we can focus on what gives us true strength: our connection to the Lord. Our minds will only weigh us down with negative thoughts, and our bodies will only make us crave things that will be bad for us as an effect of this negativity.
If Martin Luther King, Jr. had let the thought of oppression take over his whole being, would he have led the Civil Rights Movement? I don’t think so. He would have stayed as quiet as everyone else, taking each day as a routine, accepting that this is life as he knows it.
So here’s what we can do. Start each morning with this thought: What will I do today to have joy?
Stick to that thought the whole day and watch how your days will get better from hereon. Yes, the days will not be perfect. But it will help you take a better approach to those not-so-perfect days and have the chance to turn the day around.
Lord, thank You for waking us up every morning to have the chance to experience joy and share this joy with others. In Jesus’ name.
The above scripture quote is taken from Psalms 59:16 from the New Living Translation.