Choose to Make Today a Good Day

Daily Devotional

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

What you make of today is your choice; choose to make it a good day that you will rejoice about.  

There are 4 things that Psalms 118:24 teaches. The first is by saying “this is the day that the Lord has made”, the implication is that the enemy has no authority to determine the course of your day. God made the day not him and He made it for you to have victory. The second implication is that because the day was made by God, to create success on any given  day you must align yourself to his purpose and principles. You cannot try to do it how you feel and expect it to work out well.

The third thing that the verse teaches can be drawn from the part of the verse that says “I will rejoice and be glad in it”. Take notice that the psalmist said “I will rejoice”, it signals that the quality of your day is your decision.  You have the authority to decide whether or not it will be a good day or bad day. Choose to make your days good days that you can rejoice about. The final lesson to learn from the scripture is to celebrate the small victories of every day. The psalmist said “I will rejoice and be glad in it.” He expected the day to be a successful one and as such was making a conscious decision, in advance, to celebrate what would be accomplished on any given day.

An important factor to consider is how you measure success on any day. Some people measure it by the events of the day. If good things happen then it is a good day and vice versa. The problem with that approach is that you have no control over the events of the day; you cannot measure your success against something you have no control over. A better approach is to measure your success by the number of seeds that you planted and your accomplishments on that day. When you approach it that way you can set for yourself achievable goals each day and then choose to celebrate these victories every day.  

Stop waiting for things to happen so you can have a good day, when you have been given authority over the day. Today will be what you chose to make it.  

Life Application: Make today a great day by setting a goal for today that is consistent with your purpose and/or dream. After you make it happen, celebrate the victories of today.

Prayer: Dear Lord, this is the day you have made and I will rejoice and be glad in it. I give this day to you and will follow your lead. In Jesus name, amen.

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