This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.~Psalm 118:24 NKJV
Rejoice on this day, be glad on this day.
One day at a time is really all that any of us can handle. We may think about yesterday or look forward to tomorrow, but it is this day that we are experiencing. Right now is the time to rejoice. On this day, we can share the love of the Lord Jesus Christ with those around us. Paul encourages us to “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice” (Philippians 4:4 NKJV).
Do you go through your day rejoicing? What does this simple word mean, and how do we include it not only in our vocabulary but also in our daily lives?
Rejoice. Let’s be real. It takes effort–sometimes great effort–to rejoice. Especially with the pandemic world we are experiencing, joy sometimes eludes us. But we have a choice to rejoice. Will we embrace the blessings of the day? Rejoice means to be glad, take delight in. Make the decision that rejoicing will be a part of your daily routine.
We have many reasons to rejoice, but two inducements come to mind. First, the Lord is always with us. Second, He Himself rejoices over us. Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV reads, “He will take great delight in you. He will quiet you with His love. He will rejoice over you with singing.” Rejoice with a grateful heart as you recall this verse.
This Scripture reminds us that God not only rejoices over us, but He also does so with singing. What better way is there to rejoice than to sing praises to the Lord? God’s love in us overflows into rejoicing. When we are filled, we rejoice because we simply cannot contain all the love and joy He pours into our hearts. Decide to pour it out on those around you.
Are you taking time to rejoice in the Lord today? Will you sing to Him also? Delight in Him as He does in us.
Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me beyond my understanding and for filling me with more than enough joy and love to share with those around me.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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