What defines a good day? What does a good day look like? Is it a day filled with joy and laughter? Is it a day simply without tears? Could we have a good day even when we are working? Are good days only on vacation? Is it possible that good days happen even when nothing seems to be going right? This really has me considering what I would call a good day. The reason this is important to me is that if I see the good in a day, might I have more good days?
Can another person or act make a day good or bad? Does one rude customer or cashier or driver make our day bad? Does one event change the entire day? Do we allow others to determine how our day will go? What if we started each day as a good day? What if we purposely looked for the good? What might change if it became a goal to have some good in every day?
There is a lot of good to be experienced today. God has given us this beautiful day to see him. He has given us our senses so that we can embrace his presence. He has given us love so that we can experience this world in a whole new way, with goodness all around us. It doesn’t mean there isn’t some difficult in the day. It doesn’t mean there aren’t going to be challenges. There will be things or people which push our buttons. But God is there. And he is good. And if God is there and he is good, there is good to be found.
Today IS a good day. Blessings to you as you experience all the good this day holds.
1 I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless you,
and praise your name forever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
his greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall laud your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6 The might of your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed,
and I will declare your greatness.
7 They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness,
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 The Lord is good to all,
and his compassion is over all that he has made.
10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your faithful shall bless you.
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,
and tell of your power,
12 to make known to all people your mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
The Lord is faithful in all his words,
and gracious in all his deeds.
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling,
and raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food in due season.
16 You open your hand,
satisfying the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is just in all his ways,
and kind in all his doings.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desire of all who fear him;
he also hears their cry, and saves them.
20 The Lord watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
and all flesh will bless his holy name forever and ever.
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