My last two posts were titled, “Are You Having a Bad Day?” and “Is Today a Good Day?” I’ve discussed how even on a bad day, we can find some good in it and how we shouldn’t let a bad yesterday ruin a good today. I’d like to end this three part series with the thought that “Today is a Good Day to Have a Good Day!” taken from Philippians 4. Whether a day is good or bad doesn’t depend on the circumstances, as much as it does on “your attitude” about whatever happens that day.
It’s up to you as to whether or not – today is a good day! We should do all we can to make every day a good day. How? First – start your day off with prayer. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. ” “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. ” (Phil. 4:6) Yes, prayer will certainly start your day out in the right direction.
Another way to help you have a good day is to decide to think on good things. It sounds so simple, but if we start “going down that negative road,” then it can feel like we’re spiraling down. Paul encouraged the church at Philippi to work on their “thinking.” Phil. 4:8 says, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Quoting from Peter Pan – “Think happy thoughts!”
If you really want today to be a good day, you need to repeat Phil 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me,” off and on throughout the day. When we say “I can” as Paul said, “I can,” we can say I can be careful for nothing, thankful for all things and prayerful for everything. We will have the attitude of gratitude! (Phil. 4:6) When we say “I can” as Paul said “I can,” then we can learn that in whatever situations we find ourselves, we can be content. (Phil. 4:11) And yes, we can “rejoice in the Lord always.” (Phil. 4:4)
It’s up to you! I hope that you’ll decide now – Today is a good day to have a good day! God Bless, Courtney