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For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100
we conclude our seven-day challenge to rejoice in the Lord always, it
is Sunday and hopefully you will be in your church today, praising God
with brothers and sisters in Christ. This Psalm is very familiar, but
today, maybe for the first time, I’m hoping you will practice it, not
just read it. How?
Don’t be afraid to “shout” for joy. Let your voice of joy be heard ~ in your private or corporate worship.
Sing joyful songs, hopefully with others joining in.
As you enter your church, give thanks and praise for your church, your pastor, and the fellowship you have there.
Worship in gladness today. Don’t allow anyone to dampen your joyful spirit.
the end of the day you will have completed this challenge. Take time to
make a record of what this week has meant to you. Remember what you’ve
learned, how you’ve been blessed, and the difference it makes when you
focus on rejoicing in the Lord always. And I would be so blessed if you
would share your record with me.
This Challenge to Rejoice Always has been a blessing in my life because:
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and how this challenge has been a blessing in your life, we will send
you a set of verse cards as a reminder to Rejoice Always!
How can the praise of the Lord always be
on your lips? Was David serious? On the next-to-the-last day of our
challenge to “rejoice always,” praise is the antidote for complaining , griping, and criticizing. You cannot praise the Lord and complain at
the same time. So how can the praise of the Lord always be on your lips today?
doesn’t mean that everything you say must begin with “Praise the
Lord.” It does mean that in your thought life and, when appropriate, in
the words you say today, you are consciously aware of God’s blessings to
you. Make an effort to thank God and praise him for everything
good you see or hear today. For example:
For beautiful weather
For lovely flowers
For a child’s laughter
For a good friend/mate/co-worker
For feeling good
For air conditioning
For a safe home
For a working car
You get the idea. Just notice
everything today ~ things you normally take for granted ~ and offer up
praise and thanks to God, verbally and non-verbally, for his
gifts. You’ll be surprised how the praise of God “will always be on your lips”! This leaves no room for negative, complaining thoughts or words.
on the home stretch ~ and I’m praying that by now you are more convinced
than ever that God’s word is practical, relevant, and
life-changing. Think of what God has done for you this week as you have
intentionally determined to rejoice always in him.
I want to encourage you to keep a cheerful face all day long. At every
encounter with others, consciously remember to begin with a smile. For
some, this comes easily and naturally; for others ~ like me ~ it is a habit to
learn. Studies have proven that smiling makes a difference in
you ~ emotionally and chemically ~ and it makes a difference in the way
others respond to you.
remember to put a cheerful look on your face and keep it there all
day. Then notice how your smile impacts your feelings, your
relationships, and your energy level today. Pay special attention to how
contagious your smile is. People will smile back at you that you’ve
never seen smile before!