Choose to Be Happy and Full of Joy!

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“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him” Psalms 28:7, NIV.

Are you moping around
wearing a frown
looking like you drank pickle juice
Are you sad it’s Monday
mad it’s a work day
got people wondering
what’s wrong with you
it’s time to change
that old attitude
it’s time to stir up some joy
it’s time to brighten your countenance
and smile a whole lot more

My sister, did you know you have access to God’s joy all through the day? His joy is in you because God’s Spirit dwells within you and He’s waiting for you to stir up the joy so you can minister strength to your own self. His joy is your strength.

I hope you will decide to declare today, “I will remain full of the joy of the Lord no matter what challenges come my way. I am going to stir the joy right now and choose to be happy. I don’t have to have perfect circumstances to have joy. Joy flows like a river from God’s presence, and I walk in it no matter what I’m going through. HA! God is filling with His joy right now and no one’s going to bring me down. What I’m facing is temporal, but my heavenly Father is eternal. I serve a good God, and He’s working everything out for my good. That alone gives me joy. I am saved and I am purchased by God! That gives me joy!”

Prayer: Father God, you know what? I love you. You are my joy and my life. You are the reason I smile and the reason I sing. As you fill me with your joy, I ask that you let it bless everyone around me. Use me to brighten someone’s day, not cast a gloomy cloud over them. Use me to refresh, not depress others. Use me to shine for you and give people hope, all for your glory. Put a song in my heart and a pep in my step. Help me laugh more and smile. Brighten my face because you are good. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

“I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!” John 15:11, NLT

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