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Wed, Aug 17 2016 - 07:37 AM



Wednesday, August 17, 2016  

Richard Deemy: Editor


Turning Your Bad Days Into Good Days


Jonah 4:5-6 So Jonah went out of the city and sat on the east side of the city. There he made himself a shelter and sat under it in the shade, till he might see what would become of the city. 6 And the Lord God prepared a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be shade for his head to deliver him from his misery. So Jonah was very grateful for the plant.

Have you ever felt like Jonah, when things were just not going your way?  So many people allow their outlook on life to determine how their day is going.  Their attitude is all wrapped up in self.  If I feel good physically, am blessed financially and materially, and people around me treat me with respect, I am having a “good” day.

If any of these criteria are effected in a negative way, suddenly our seemingly “good” day begins to turn into a “bad” day.

The Bible tells us how we can turn what we determine to be a “bad” day into what God considers a “good” day.

Joseph experienced all of this in quick succession.  So did the Apostle Paul as he and Silas languished in prison.  Peter also had a similar experience when he found himself locked up in the inner prison.  The only difference between them and us is “ATTITUDE.”

Too many of us have a tendency to become more like Jonah than Joseph.  We allow our attitude to determine what kind of day we are having.

You will find, when you take your attention from “self” and start focusing on “others” you will experience a change of attitude.  Your attitude determines what kind of day you will have.

Jesus told us in John 15 that he wants us to have “his” joy that “our” joy might be full.  Jesus experienced his greatest joy by serving others.  Putting others needs ahead of his own even to the point of death on a cross.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I chose to have a good day, for this is a day that you have made and I chose to rejoice and be glad in it.  No matter what or who, is attempting to make my day “bad”.  I chose to focus on others and not on myself. I know you have my back and my best interest at heart.  I look to you to meet all of my needs so I can focus on meeting the needs of others.  By doing that, I will have a GOOD DAY!  Amen. 

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praizeop2 - 2 years ago

This is SUCH a good post, and SO important to our "walk". Thanks for posting! Blessings ~ Sarah