Seeking To Rejoice And Be Glad
We start every morning service with the same proclamation, ”This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.” Part of this proclamation is all God. We have no part in God making the world. It is a fact we know in our hearts that is verified in the Scripture. I have no problem believing God made everything that was made in only six days. This belief solves many things for us. The same God who made the mountains, trees, rivers and bees has unlimited power today. If we believe God has the power to construct a world out of absolutely nothing, then certainly God has the power to do anything else we would ever need Him to do. This would include producing days in which we can rejoice. We quote the scripture cor-rectly when we declare the truth of our God making our days. He gives us the life to move through those days. So, if God has produced the days we face and is willing to give us the power to face them with joy, why aren’t more believers rejoicing in the days God has made? Why is it, that people who claim to know this God who can do any-thing, fail to trust Him in everything?
While we can do nothing to change the fact of God creating the world and our days, we do have a great deal to do with rejoicing in them. You see, God has done His part in making our days and providing the power for us to find joy in them. That power is found in trusting Jesus in every situation every day. The remainder of the proclamation is up to us. We, individually, determine if we will rejoice and be glad in the day God has made. Finding joy for our days is as simple as placing every second and everything in every day totally in the hands of our Lord who gave the day to us. Instead of moping around trying to figure out what is going to happen tomorrow or crying about what we did not like about yesterday, as believers we can place our trust in Jesus and find joy and gladness in this day. There is no doubt that the first part of this proclamation will always be true. “This is the day the Lord has made.” Now, what are you going to do about it?
Seeking to Rejoice and be Glad,