Monica, a Christian, author, and student of the Word has been using her voice to spread the love of God to all who will listen.
Is It Possible to Have a Good Day Every Day?
I say "yes"!
Do I sometimes have days where everything is just bad and I wanna crawl under the covers and wake up the next day? Not really. But, do I sometimes have days that have bad moments? Absolutely, without question. So what’s the difference?
The difference is this: mindset.
You can have a mountaintop mind while you’re walking in a valley. Life is about choices and you get to choose how you feel about what’s going on in your life.
When I have a day that wants to go off the rails, I think about one of my all-time favorite scriptures in the Amplified version translation.
For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus (born anew) that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us, taking paths which He prepared ahead of time, that we should walk in them (living the good life that He prearranged and made ready for us to live.) - Ephesians 2:10 (AMP)
If I have established within myself that God cannot lie, then I can believe that God has truly prepared the path He wants me to walk on so I can live the good life that He has prearranged and made ready for me to live. When I’m walking on a path that God has hooked up for me, then I’m having a good day! When I am having a day fraught with challenges, then I have to pause and ask Him if I'm on the right path or did I get off track at some point.
So, What About Those Bad Moments?
Daily, the enemy of your life will take every opportunity to he has to knock you off your path or throw up roadblocks. You should be as determined to enjoy every day you have as he's determined to make sure that you don't.
If you feel like your day is calling for a little more than Ephesians 2:10, then take a look at Psalm 23.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Psalm 23 (KJV)
He is my Shepherd, so I don’t want for anything! A shepherd takes care of His sheep (and sheep are not the brightest animals ever created. I’m just sayin’) LOL
Psalm 23 is Filled With Lots of Great Promises
What's so beautiful about scripture is that every time you read it, the Holy Spirit will show you something you've never seen.
“Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” Why? “Because thou are with me. Thy rod and thy stay, they comfort me.”
What’s the Rod and the Staff?
The meaning of the Hebrew word for “rod,” SEBET, and “staff,” MISHENA, are very special. The Hebrew word SEBET has the idea of a “stick.” It originally referred to a part of a tree. In the Old Testament, the “stick” was used to count sheep (Lev. 27:32). It was also used to protect the sheep from other animals. In the book of Proverbs the stick is used for discipline (Prov. 13:24). SEBET has a sense of authority.
The Hebrew word MISHENA has the idea of “something to lean on,” “trust,” “support,” or “staff.”
Together, the two words paint a picture of a strong, protective shepherd whom we can trust. One who not only cares for us but who will protect us. Sheep are stupid animals compared to other creatures. If we are following the shepherd and danger, trouble, and the threat of death come in the form of life’s foxes and bears, He is there with His rod and staff. He protects us with His rod and we can trust the leading of His staff.
He Prepares a Table For You
“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Hmm… So in the midst of drama, He wants me to pause and sit down and eat? Really? When soldiers are in battle, they aren't thinking about eating, let alone sitting at a table in the midst of their enemies. But that's exactly what this scripture is telling us. God has laid out a spread for us, and He's not phased by what's surrounding us, He just wants us to take our time and enjoy the meal that He made. I see this scripture as eating the Word of God. In the midst of our drama, we are to ignore the turmoil of our circumstances and dine on the Word. Let the Word be our nourishment.
He Anoints Your Head
Then He says “Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” When someone is anointed, that person is set apart for a special purpose and the Holy Spirit is often represented by oil. God has set us apart for His purpose and He's given us the Holy Spirit as our guide. Those two blessings alone allow our cup to run over. He makes sure that we not only have enough for whatever it is that we need, but that we are overflowing with blessings.
Goodness and Mercy Walk With You
“Surely Goodness and Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” You know how the President has a motorcade and secret service that protect him everywhere he goes? Well, I love thinking about my angel-cade - my twin guardians, Goodness ad Mercy. God promises me that they walk with me every day of my life. They have my back, I just need to remember that they're there! No wonder I can live the good life that God has prearranged and made ready for me to live. Goodness and Mercy are with me on that path!
Walk Right Out of Your Problems
So this is why it’s possible to have a good day every day! Put your bad moments in perspective, remember God's promises and all that He's given you to defeat whatever bad thing is cropping up in your day, and keep walking on your path! You’ll walk right out of it!
Be Blessed and Have a Fantastic Day!
© 2019 Monica Lynne Foster
Liz Westwood from UK on October 21, 2019:
This is an inspirational article. Interestingly, on the toughest day of my life Psalm 23 was a source of comfort.
charlie from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans on October 21, 2019: