This Is A New Day

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24) 

There is much to be thankful for each morning. The Lord has given you a new day. Whatever happened yesterday cannot be changed and what tomorrow holds is unknown. Don’t let the enemy of your soul take the joy from this present day. 
As our opening verse notes, “…rejoice and be glad in it.” You are in control of what thoughts you allow into your mind. Be quick to cast out negative ones and vigilant to focus on what is good. The Bible says, “Give thanks in all circumstances and pray without ceasing. 

Jesus is not looking for a lot of words. A simple, “I trust you, Lord. I love you, God. I need your help, Holy Spirit.” are sincere prayers that God longs to hear. Remember, you can never repeat this day. The Lord opened your eyes this new day, and that is a gift in itself. Don’t waste time looking back or much time looking ahead. 

God is in the present, celebrate the here and now. As you face whatever today brings, be mindful of Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee”. Believe and remain hope-filled throughout this new day the Lord has made. 

I was blessed by this devotion today. What a reminder. Don’t allow the enemy to rob you of your joy today. You might be thinking, what do I have to be joyful about today, look around you, start counting your blessings, not your troubles. As you start your day today remember this, a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear. Remember, this is a new day! 
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 
Today’s Reading is Hebrews 10:35-36