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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This is the Day....for JOY!

                Have you had your Joy Juice today?  It’s your choice!  Will you drink it or do you choose NOT to?

                So often we like to blame others for our bad choices.  As a school teacher, I often heard the words: “It’s not my fault. He MADE me do it!” It’s not just children that make excuses.  Sometimes we hear ourselves saying:   “I really didn’t have a choice.” We can play the blame game or the excuse game all we want to, but the reality is that we are responsible for our own choices.

                One important choice that we make daily is the kind of attitude we display. Ever been around someone who has made the choice to enjoy their misery instead of looking past it? How much fun are they? If we want today to be a JOYful one, then we should take charge of the way we approach it and focus on the promises of God.  Sure, there are some things we have no control over.  But we can do something about many things….one of which is our attitude!

                John Maxwell…in his book Make Today Count tells us that we should think, act, talk and conduct ourselves like the person we want to become…hopefully, a shining example of God’s love!  When God places a goal or vision in your heart, approach the day with a joyful, positive attitude and BELIEVE that with God’s help, you can accomplish that goal! 

                Maxwell reminds us that our interaction with others sets the tone of our day.  He calls it the “music of your life”.  Stop just a minute and listen to the song you’re singing.  It is a song of JOY?

                Be reminded of the catchy tune in Psalm 118:24:  “This is the day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it!”

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