Friday, 11 July 2014

Bad Day or Good Day?

 I'm sure we all have better days than others throughout the week. 

Most of the time I depend on circumstances to decide whether my days are good or not. But, when I pause and think about the circumstances that have affected my day, I begin wondering what would happen if I put myself in the place of one of the millions of people in Africa that face devastating hunger every day....would I still consider my day a "bad day"? 
If I was one of the many Christians being persecuted in the Middle East, would I be complaining because the wifi is not working, or because I have a headache?? Probably not.

There are at least two main useful tools that the Lord has given us to help us make every day a good day: one is Joy, and the other is gratitude.

"Resolve to be happy, and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." 
-Hellen Keller

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 

1 Thessalonians 5:18

I want to learn to use these tools, I want to learn to turn any day into an awesome day, I want to learn not to depend so much on circumstances. But to be thankful and happy for every single detail in both my life and the lives of others. Let us keep seeking His grace daily, and striving to be more like Him.


For those of you who would like to check it out, there is a new song at :)

Pictures of the Week:

The Milk River

Hiking at Writing on Stone Provincial Park

Roasting marshmallows 

 Singing around the campfire.

Hope you enjoyed this week's post! see you all next week!! :)
Keep smiling, and God bless,

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Laura for reminding us of the absolute need for joy and gratitude in our lives.
    The Lord deserves cheerful servants!