Day 1 - Look up a scripture about Joy or Happiness and write it on an index card. Use it as a reminder thoughout the day of where my joy and happiness comes from
As I am committed to posting everyday, I was trying to figure out how to do that so my plan is to as much as my schedule permits - write paragraphs through the day with final thoughts in the evening before I publish the post.
Well, one thing I learned very quickly, that I already knew but how well it works really hit me. When you are accountable to others you have a much greater possiblity of accomplishing something. So first thing this morning, before church, I looked up all the scriptures that spoke about Joy and/or happiness. This is Day 1 of my 30 days of happiness challenge.
It was hard to choose because there are so many scriptures that talk about joy in the Lord, in some versions it's happy or rejoice. Here are two I chose to keep before me all day long.
"Yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! " Habakkuk 3:18
"I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul." Psalm 31:7
I have reflected today often on these, as I attended church this morning it "seemed" as though all the songs were about God's goodness and provision in all times and seasons of our lives.
It's about 4pm right now and I am just reflecting on the fact that just starting the day with a very specific scripture from God's Word really does keep whatever that Word says before you and keeps you focused on Him and His promises, so as a result, I am walking in a greater measure of joy and happiness today. MMMM could it be that this might be working already! :)
My take away from this is - during this month I am going to have a specific scripture each morning about joy or happiness to be part of my day.
With many of my posts I am going to add a little fun thing to do, so today I am giving you a link to a happiness test. http://stress.about.com/library/happiness/bl_happiness_quiz.htm
Ok, it's time to publish. Day 1 complete and 29 more to go. Get ready for tomorrow, think now what tomorrows step will be for you, as for me tomorrow I will wake up with a positive attitude and positive thoughts. I will find a scripture concerning renewing your mind and I believe it's going to be a great day! I can't wait!
" Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! "Philippians 4:4 (New Living Translation)
Does that really say always?