My title was stolen from the title of David Jeremiah’s message I heard this morning, “Fully Engaged with Life.” This is such an insightful sermon! Please use the link to listen to it when you have time.
This sermon was about something that had been on my mind this morning. What is my daily attitude? Is it joyful? We as Christians are called to enjoy life!
This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24
Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. – Psalm 16:11
I am a busy person, and I like being busy (as long as I get enough sleep… 😏). Having lots to do gives me purpose, especially as I try to make everything I accomplish eternally valuable. But this morning as I was getting ready, I was struck with a thought: why am I not happy?
I didn’t know why. It’s not as though I was sad, angry, bored, etc. I was in my routine, not really having any attitude of any sort. I just hadn’t made a conscious decision to be joyful today. But that’s what God told me to do! This morning in my Bible, I read about God’s incredible love for me. That alone should sustain me with joy for the rest of the day, if not longer!
Please pray, as I want to, that God will give you joy throughout your daily life. Don’t go through the motions, do all to the glory of God! He gave us the commandment to be joyful because he loves us and wants us to have joy.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. – Proverbs 17:22
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: – 1 Peter 1:8 (KJV)
A Bible study on joy would be a great thing to do. There are so many wonderful verses about joy!
How do you keep a joyful attitude every day?