Have a Happy Day!
You don't have to wait until your birthday or a holiday to celebrate. Why not celebrate today?
Life may seem dull and only brightened by an occasional special day. But a writer in the Bible had a different outlook: “This is the day which the Lord hath made,” he said. “We will rejoice and be glad in it.” 1
He was talking about every day of the year – not just holidays. The reason to celebrate each day is that every day is another gift from God to us!
The Apostle Paul felt the same way. He wrote: “Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, Rejoice.”2 And when he wrote those words, he was in prison in Rome!
Wouldn’t you like that confidence and joy regardless of circumstances? It’s not a matter of putting on blinders or shutting out reality. Rather it’s a case of putting your trust in the Lord and recognizing that He cares for you.
When you do that, every day becomes a special day. No need then to scour the calendar to find an excuse for celebrating.
You can personally enjoy this new life from God by taking these steps:
1. Recognize that your sinning separates you from God and in honest repentance admit your need to be saved: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” 3 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 4
2. Realize that God loves you, and believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” 5
3. Receive Him into your life by faith, and trust Him as your Savior: “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” 6
When you have followed these instructions from God’s Word, you’re a Christian and you will want to tell others what Christ has done for you.
Bible References: 1. Psalm 118:24; 2. Philippians 4:4; 3. Romans 3:23; 4. I John 1:9; 5. John 3:16; 6. John 1:12.