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A Joyful Jumpstart

Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again:  Rejoice! (Philippians 4:4)

This is just one of the verses I enjoy starting my day with.  I determined a little while ago that before I open my eyes to what the day has, I will choose to be joyful over my day.  I will choose to find joy in my experiences.  I will choose to find joy in the tough times.  I will choose to find joy even when what God’s doing doesn’t make sense to me!  I choose to have a joyful day!

Why don’t you try this out and see if it works for you?  Tomorrow morning, before you open your eyes to a brand new day.  Repeat two or three verses of joy to yourself.  Declare that you will have joy in the day that God has provided for you!  Here are a few verses to get you started.

“This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)

“…for the joy of the Lord is my strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10)

“Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight…” (Psalm 43:4)

“…yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” (Habakkuk 3:18)

I challenge you to take 2 or 3 of these verses and say them in the morning, for 7 days.  Don’t open your eyes quite yet!  Repeat these verses of joy and believe that God wants to give you a joyful experience throughout your day!  Let me know how it goes!  I would love to hear how this transforms your week!

Read more of Philippians 4

Dear Father God, I pray that this will be a joy filled week.  Help me to remember to claim joy for my life every morning!  May my thoughts start with You!  May my day begin rejoicing in Your goodness!  I choose to be joyful!  

Looking forward to my Joyful Jumpstart,

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