“This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be happy in it.”
When we create something, we like to think that whoever receives it will enjoy it. This is not always the case. There is nothing gloomier than getting an ungrateful response from something given. The giver was generous, the gift had no fault but the receiver did. They saw the gift as something less than what they needed for happiness. They saw it wrong & so they received it badly.
This verse lets us know exactly how we should receive the gift of time that God gives. Everybody receives the same 365¼ days a year. God creates each minute & no matter what the day delivers we must decide exactly how we will receive it. Will it be with joy & gratefulness or with gloom & despair? We live our lives this way: “As for me and my house we will rejoice and be happy all 365 days of the year.”
Now, I know that everybody wants days filled with happiness & rejoicing and the good news is that they’re not impossible to have. But it involves living life God’s way & not our own. Great days are formed when we follow Psalm 118’s two simple instructions. Firstly we are to acknowledge that God has made this day & secondly we must make a firm decision to rejoice and be happy in it.
As we follow these 2 simple pieces of advice we’ll discover that everything starts turning around. Whenever we make God the source of our day the mountains of discontent & worry that have been standing before us will come down. The brilliant light of a brand new day will flood through our souls. We will begin to experience future, hope & joy like never before. Then as we start sharing this truth with others their days will become happy days too. Their future will also become so much brighter than their past ever was.
Love and blessings,
Pastors Glenn and Esther Nurse.