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June 24, 2018

HOW TO GUARANTEE A HAPPY DAY - Psalm 103

Have you ever had -one of those days where your spouse, your mom, or your friends would say you “got up on the wrong side of the bed”? Nothing went right for you maybe your attitude was a little bad, maybe you felt like a black cloud followed you around? Lets look at the Psalms on how to guarantee you'll never have a day like this again.

Psalm 103 is part of a pair of psalms. In Hebrew, it continues right into Psalm 104 as if the two are actually one song. They’re both Psalms of Praise. Everybody say, “Praise the Lord.” Psalm 103 says it’s a psalm of David.

How to never again have a terrible day? There are three simple steps.

1. Start your day with God, not yourself (v. 1).

2. Start your day with praise, not requests and not regrets (v. 2a).

3. Start your day by remembering what you’ve got not what you’ve not (v. 2b).

David starts with a simple command to himself. He says, “Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.” He’s telling himself what to do: praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the depth of being. With everything inside him. So if the first thing you think about is praising God, then you can’t at the same time think about all the challenges you’re about to face.

David lists five ways God has been good to him:

1. He forgives me (v. 3a).

2. He heals me (v. 3b).

3. He redeems me (v. 4a).

4. He encircles me (v. 4b).

5. He satisfies me (v. 5).

David says, “The Lord forgives [present tense] the Lord forgives all my sins.” How many of my sins does he forgive? All of them. He forgives when I ask. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

David starts by telling us to do something that we aren’t naturally inclined to do which was think about someone other than ourselves. He tells us to think about God, first thing. That’s verses 1–2: “Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”

David Says:

1. Start your day with God.

2. Start your day with praise.

3. Start your day by remembering what you’ve got, not what you’ve not.

So if I have a bad day I need to remember.......The Lord has established his throne in heaven and His kingdom rules over all. So what can a day do to me? What can a person do to me? What can separate me from His love?  NOTHING

That’s why scripture says: That neither death nor life, Neither height nor depth neither the present nor the future nor anything else in all creation can separate me from the love of God Which is in Christ Jesus!

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