Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues?
Fix my eyes on God—soon I’ll be praising again.
He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God.
(Psalm 42:11 - The Message)
David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
(1 Samuel 30:6 - AMP)
Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I have learned from David’s example how to encourage myself in the Lord by speaking prophetically to my own soul. (“Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.” – Psalm 103:1, 2)
Today I will not feel sorry for myself for any reason. If God is for me, who can be against me?
Today I will not let myself fall into sadness or depression. The joy of the Lord is my strength!
Today I will not act like a big baby. When I was a child I spoke as a child, but now that I am an adult, I will put away childish things and act and speak like the mature person that I am.
Today I will not be negative in my thoughts or words. I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me!
Today I will not be afraid of anything. God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Today I will speak the word only...keep a positive outlook on life...respond proactively to all circumstances...forgive my offenders...pray for my enemies...see the glass half full... surround myself with positive people...count my blessings and be grateful for all of them... forgive myself for my failures...refuse to live with regret...learn from my mistakes...keep smiling...look forward to my future...face my fears...keep moving in the right direction...be a blessing to someone...reward myself for my accomplishments...pray without ceasing...in everything give thanks...get up when I fall down...overcome evil with good...do the right thing...let yesterday go...speak well of myself...accept change...stay true to my vision... believe in my dreams...imagine possibilities...give myself a break...see the big picture...put my trust in God...keep my eyes on Jesus...rely on the help of the Holy Spirit...get it together for the sake of the Kingdom! Today I will encourage myself in the Lord, and today I will live in the now!
Happy Birthday, Jonah Swilley, who turns 15 today...you are my beloved son in whom I am well pleased...