Do you think it’s possible to have a good day everyday? I do! Do I sometimes have days that are bad? Not really. Do I sometimes have days that have bad moments? Absolutely. So what’s the difference?
The difference is this: mindset.
You can have a mountaintop mind while you’re walking in a valley. Life is about choices. And you can choose how you feel about what’s going on in your life.
I wrote a blog about my new favorite scripture, Ephesians 2:10.
For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus (born anew) that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us, taking paths which He prepared ahead of time, that we should walk in them (living the good life that He prearranged and made ready for us to live.) (AMP)
If I have established within myself that God cannot lie, then I can believe that God has truly prepared the paths He wants me to walk on so I can live the good life that He has prearranged and made ready for me to live. When I’m walking on a path that God has hooked up for me, then I’m having a good day!
So what about those bad moments? Well, look at Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. (KJV)
He is my Shepherd, so I don’t want for anything! A shepherd takes care of His sheep (and sheep are not the brightest animals ever created. I’m just sayin’) LOL
Psalm 23 is filled with lots of great promises. “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” Why? “Because thou are with me. Thy rod and thy stay, then comfort me.” What’s the rod and the staff?
During times of struggle and danger, Jesus is also there to comfort us with His rod and staff. The meaning of the Hebrew word for “rod,” SEBET, and “staff,” MISHENA, are very special. The Hebrew word SEBET has the idea of a “stick.” It originally referred to a part of a tree. In the Old Testament the “stick” was used to count sheep (Lev. 27:32). It was also used to protect the sheep from other animals. In the book of Proverbs the stick is used for discipline (Prov. 13:24). SEBET has a sense of authority. The Hebrew word MISHENA has the idea of “something to lean on,” “trust,” “support,” or “staff.” Together, the two words paint a picture of a strong, protective shepherd whom we can trust. One who not only cares for us but who will protect us. Sheep are stupid animals compared to other creatures. If we are following the shepherd and danger, trouble, and the threat of death come in the form of life’s foxes and bears, He is there with His rod and staff. He protects us with His rod and we can trust the leading of His staff.
“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Hmm… So in the midst of drama, He wants me to pause and sit down and eat? Really? I think this scripture is referencing eating the Word of God. In the midst of drama, turn to the Word and see what God says about what you’re going through. I don’t know this to be fact, but it’s what I believe.
Then He says “Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” So, again in the midst of drama, I am blessed.
“Surely Goodness and Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” No wonder I can live the good life that God has prearranged and made ready for me to live. Goodness and Mercy are with me on that path!
So this is why it’s possible to have a good day everyday! Put your bad moments in perspective. Then give them to God and keep walking. You’ll walk right out of it!
Be Blessed and Have a Fantastic Day!
– I am not a minister, preacher, evangelist, etc. I am just a woman who has a heart for God.