God has a sense of humor. There is plenty to laugh at, about and be joyful over EVERY day. Even during times of adversity. HAVE FUN PEOPLE! God IS a god of FUN, you know? How many feasts, festivals and celebrations are recorded in the Bible? PLENTY! And those people of God KNEW how to party--week long festivities! Tell me about it.
Every day, He promises that NEW mercies arrive...JOY comes in the morning. A fresh outpouring. Grab onto it for yourself! SMILE--the physical act of smiling TELLS your brain you FEEL happy, whether you think you do or not. Isn't that remarkable?
Take a walk. Use those large muscle groups. Dance and rejoice for your time of redemption draws near. COUNT those blessings. Can't wait to hear/read about all the ways we SEE God move today.
I keep praying for break-through and realized I was looking *outwardly* for it...when all along--it's been happening in MY OWN heart. When WE change, our situations change because we see it differently. Those around us are forced to change because we are different. WE change and the whole world around us changes. Praise the Lord!
THIS is the day the Lord has made, REJOICE & be glad in it! Keep praying saints, give thanks always.
Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance,
and the young men and the old shall be merry.
I will turn their mourning into joy;
I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.