Something the Lord has really been teaching me lately is about choosing to rejoice even when I don’t feel like it or when my circumstances don’t seem to “deserve” joy. I shared a little about this here.
Today is Monday, and I don’t know how Monday’s go around your house, but they are usually rough around here. We are often recovering from a long day in ministry on Sunday (with no naps for the children), and driving home after evening services (sometimes arriving very late). Then there is the unpacking, the grumpy attitudes to deal with, and the normal to-do list in order the get the week and routine rolling on a good schedule.
But God’s Word tells us that no matter what is going on around us, we can rejoice!
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.
So today, on this Monday, this is what I want to do…