Monday Mornings Don’t Have to Get You Down

a good day to be a good dayMonday Mornings Don’t Have to Get You Down

“Praise the Lord, O my soul; and all my inmost being praise His Holy Name.” (Psalm 103:1)

Read that verse out loud. How does that make you feel?
It is 6:30 AM on a Monday morning. Monday can be a day of extra pain… kids, a busy weekend, church, football, dance, recitals, not to mention cleaning the house and other wife mommy duties what is a restful weekend unless you’re sick there isn’t much resting..

Read the verse again. “Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His Holy Name!”
David is telling his soul to Praise the Lord! Why? Read on in the next few verses.
Forget not all His benefits.

1. He forgives you all your sins.

2. Heals all your diseases.

3. redeems your life from the pit

4. crowns you with love and compassion.

5. satisfies your desires with good things.

6. So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

Yes! Now that is something you can get excited about even on a Monday. Faith is about believing in the things you can’t see and most importantly – you can’t feel now. If you trust God to save your soul – trust that He will be true to His word and all these things already belong to you!

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for Your infinite patience and love. You know our hearts, and You care for all of our needs. Thank You for all of the many ways You remind us of Your love as we read Your Word. All my inmost being is praising Your Holy Name. Amen.

It Is A Good Day To Have A Good Day

good day to be a good dayIt Is A Good Day To Have A Good Day!

Have you ever caught yourself saying any of these statements?
Today has been a good day!
Today has been a terrible day!
I can already tell this is going to be a difficult day!
All of us would agree it’s great to have a good day, but we know that’s not always the case. At some time or another we have muttered every one of these statements about the kind of day we are having or about to have. We’ve been there and done that!

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. ~ Psalm 118:24, NIV84

You can look forward to every day in God’s strength. He’s the one who made it!

Here are some other helpful ideas to have a good day:

  • Smile and be kind.
  • Exercise.
  • Have a good night’s sleep.
  • Begin the day with a glass of water. Eat breakfast.
  • Eat breakfast.
  • Invite friends over, talk, and relax.
  • Be spontaneous.
  • Don’t concentrate on the negative.
  • Do something you’re scared of.
  • Even if you don’t feel like it,try to be nice to everyone.
  • Do what’s necessary first.
  • Be respectful, and have good manners.
  • Balance. Throughout the day, good and bad things will happen. A day can never be completely good, or bad.