THE 21st OF MAY
A PURE HEART IS A HAPPY HEART
But let the [uncompromisingly] righteous be glad; let them be in high spirits and glory before God, yes, let them [jubilantly] rejoice! Sing to God, sing praises to His name, cast up a highway for Him Who rides through the deserts—His name is the Lord–be in high spirits and glory before Him! – Psalms 68:3-4
In our relationship with God there are so many reasons to rejoice and be glad! As long as we are in right standing with our Lord, we are to enjoy every day that the Lord has made and our hearts are to be filled with joy that will burst into praises for our Lord. A happy heart cannot be hidden. Smiles, excitement and loving kind words will be spoken by the one with a happy heart. Contentment is seen in their face.
While being truly happy, could one be “mean or rude” at the same moment? By learning to be happier, we can obey God much easier. We love more and forgive easier, as we offer more grace to those around us. We have more compassion and understanding to those who wrong us and we get less offended. Life can be more beautiful as rivers of living water flow from our hearts. The more full we are of the Holy Spirit, the more we sing praises to our Lord’s holy Name and we rejoice exceedingly in His presence.
Dear Lord, I can never thank You enough for the joy You prepared for me to experience on a daily basis. Please forgive me for all the times I did not remember to praise Your holy Name and rejoice before You. In Your presence, gladness has no limits. There is where I find the only source of peace, recovery and strength. You are always ready to restore and counsel me. Please help me enjoy Your presence more often, so that the rivers of life that are in me through Your Holy Spirit, become bigger and more powerful. I want to become what You created me to be and fulfill Your plan for my life. Thank You and praise You Lord, because all You do for me is perfect! Amen