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2 Things to do Daily

What do you do every day?

I hope you brush your teeth, take a shower and put on clean clothes. Let’s start there!

But seriously, what do you do every day?

This goes beyond the basic necessities to take care of ourselves and it goes to deeper places within us.

This speaks to our motivation, hope, outlook, attitude, and priorities.

These things are a part of the core of who we are and from them determine what we do daily.

For leaders, this is important because other people look to us and follow our example. What we do matters. It impacts us personally and those around us.

So with all the things, we can do daily, here are two that help us be in the moment and make the most of it.

We find these two things in scripture.

“This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalms‬ ‭118‬:‭24‬

1st – We Rejoice Daily

Rejoice means to feel or show great joy or delight.

The Bible tells us that today is made by God and we get to live in it. So rejoice!

This means we should show great joy or delight today, even Mondays.

What if we would rejoice every day? What could happen? Our attitude would be lifted and our outlook would be different. We would treat the day like a gift and seek to maximize what we’re doing and the moments we have.

If we’re not dead, then God is not done. So if we’re living there’s something to rejoice about. There’s something to have great delight in.

Now, this doesn’t mean we’re jumping off the walls every day and that each day will be the best. This isn’t reality. The truth is that most of our days will be routine and predictable. However, we can rejoice in these kinds of days.

God gave us today so rejoice in it!

2nd – We Are Glad In Today

Glad means to be pleased; delighted.

We can be pleased and delighted every day just by the goodness and grace of God. Things around us and in us may not be pleasing, but we can be glad for the fact we have the day.

Think about it, God gives us the day to experience life and to be in the moment. Being glad hits on the reason why we even have a day and helps us remember who made us.

When we remember who God is, we can know who we are. From this truth, we can be glad today and take the courage that God is with us.

Now, I’ve lived long enough to have bad days and ones that I remember. How about you?

But I can still be glad that God is with me through the tough stuff. He gave me the chance to live and to know Jesus. He gave me the opportunity to have a purpose when life hurts. God heals. When I don’t understand, He does. When I don’t know my way, He shows me what to do.

These two things are about perspective and how we live in the moment, versus trying to live for the moment.

Living in the moment takes in the day we have and makes the most of it. There’s something about living in the moment and enjoying what we have. There’s peace in that and there’s a sense of contentment.

Living for the moment is seeking to fill a hole by chasing the sensational. If that doesn’t happen the day isn’t good. But this is a roller coaster and not sustainable.

As leaders, we are called to be steady and remember to rejoice and be glad daily and thus live in the moment.

So, this Christmas season I encourage you to rejoice and be glad daily. Take time to do this and make the day count. Live in the moment and enjoy the gift that it is.

Have a great Christmas season,

Pastor David Norris

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