Have you had your JOY JUICE today? Look at it with a new perspective as you drink in the JOY of the LORD and ask Him to give you joy to make this day count for Him.
Perspective…it’s really important and will help you to see the importance of facing each day with a fresh outlook. When people have something to live for…to work toward…to serve the Lord with gladness…then it improves our quality of life! Our daily steps can truly make a difference in someone’s life…which adds joy to our own.
I like the story told by Mary Southerland about the three construction workers who were all working on the same job. Each of them was asked the same question: “What are you doing?” The first one said, “Oh, I’m just mixing mortar.” The second one responded, “I’m helping put up this stone wall.” But the third one excitedly answered, “I’m building a cathedral to the glory of God!” It’s all about perspective!
How do you face each new day? Do you hesitantly roll out of bed, dreading what you have to do? Or do you awaken with a fresh joy, asking God to show you His plans for the upcoming day? Is your perspective one of anticipation about how God will use you to serve Him by helping others? If you need a little help, may I suggest that you memorize the verse in Psalm 118:24: “This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” That, my friend, is the way to a JOYful perspective that will make each day count.
Let’s build a cathedral to the glory of God by asking Him to lead us through our day.