So you, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.—2 Tim 2:1 NET
How to enjoy this day. This will never come by trying to be happy and yet we are responsible for the conditions of real joy.
1. Be right with God; for Gladness is sown for the upright in heart. It is His joy that remains in us that makes our joy to be full.
2. Forget yourself and live for others; for It is more blessed to give than to receive.
3. When you cannot rejoice in feelings, circumstances and states, rejoice in the Lord, and count it all joy, when ye fall into divers temptations.
Finally, obey the Lord and be faithful to your trust; and again and again will His blessed Spirit whisper to your heart, Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of thy Lord.
Not enjoyment and not sorrow
Is our destined end or way,
But to act that each tomorrow
Finds us farther than today.
Let us then be up and doing
With a heart for any fate,
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.
Days of Heaven Upon Earth - February 15
Public domain content taken from Days of Heaven by A.B. Simpson.