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How to Start the Day Today?

“Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud on their beds” – Psalms 149:5

As you woke up this morning, what was the first thing that went through your mind? Did you wake up with a song of praise on your lips?

When we start the day in worship, we start the day connected to Almighty God. When we live a lifestyle of praise, it shows that our faith is constantly in Him. We make glorifying God a priority. It’s not secondary, “Oh, if I have time.” No, you’re always talking about God’s goodness. You’re constantly telling your friends how God has blessed you. In your car, you’re singing songs of praise. At the office, under your breath, you’re thanking God for His favor. You get up in the morning and say, “God, I love You today. I praise You today. Thank You for another beautiful day.” Then, when you go to bed at night, you bless Him for His faithfulness!

Friend, when you have the high praises of God coming out of your mouth, the scripture says Almighty God will go to war against your enemies. Praise precedes the victory, so start the day right and live a lifestyle of praise!

Get Up and Start Over

Are you feeling “down” today? Are you discouraged because of your experience yesterday? In an unguarded moment, did you stumble and fall by yielding to sin? There is something worse than falling down – it is staying down. The wicked fall and shall not rise, but with a God’s child, it is not so. Though we do sometimes fall, we will not be content until we are restored. We shall not sin, but too often we do. Admit your failings. Don’t worry over them, but confess them.

Before Jesus died for us, He knew that we would continue to struggle with sin, so He made provision for our daily cleansing. Make a fresh start each day by taking time to confess your sins, to admit your weakness, and to ask God for his strength to do what He wants you to do. As you depend on the Lord’s grace and strength, you will soon know what victory really is!

Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the LORD upholds him. -PSALM 37:24