Be Thankful Today

This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. -Psalm 118:24 NLT

There is much to be thankful for each morning. The Lord has given you a new day. Whatever happened yesterday cannot be changed and what tomorrow holds is unknown. Don’t let the enemy of your soul take the joy from this present day. As our opening verse notes, “…rejoice and be glad in it.”

You are in control of what thoughts you allow into your mind. Be quick to cast out negative ones and vigilant to focus on what is good. The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Give thanks in all circumstances and pray without ceasing.” Jesus is not looking for a lot of words. A simple, “I trust you, Lord. I love you, God. I need your help, Holy Spirit.” are sincere prayers that God longs to hear.

Remember, you can never repeat this day. The Lord opened your eyes this new day and that is a gift in itself. Don’t waste time looking back or much time looking ahead. God is in the present, celebrate the here and now.

As you face whatever today brings, be mindful of Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (NLT). Believe and remain hope-filled throughout this new day the Lord has made.

Prayer Focus

  • Thank God for this new day that He has given you.
  • Pray for the peace and joy of the Lord to fill you this new day!
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