Y&F Day 19

26 October 2013

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
(Brighter)

You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,
that I might sing praises to you and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!
Psalm 30:11-12 (NLT)

Everyone loves a good party.

Have you ever accidently opened a can of soft-drink that previously had been dropped or shaken? You know, the one sometimes handed to you by your classic legend best friend? You open it only to be showered in a sticky spray of surprise as the build-up of gas releases its full power on your new jeans!!

This is the same reaction that occurs when we fully understand what Jesus not only did for us when He carried our sins on the cross and forgave us of our past, but what He continues to do for us every day since he rose again from the grave. He died to give us LIFE and life to the full! (John 10:10)

When we realise this, we can’t help but burst out in thankfulness and gratitude.
We think:
“Hey God thank you for helping me here”
“Wow, my life could be very different but thank God He…”
“Thank you God for this person in my life…”
Soon enough, it builds and builds until we find ourselves overflowing with thankfulness.

Don’t lose your memory – God made a night and day difference in our lives! When we remember what God has done, and look forward with hope to the life He has planned ahead of us, we can’t help but celebrate!

Take the time out today and write down 5 things that you are thankful to God for, and remind yourself why this day does not need to be a normal… mundane… run-of-the-mill day.

There is breath in your lungs! That’s a good place to start 🙂

If you find yourself in a hard situation, look to what God’s Word says about your future and the hope and joy He has in store for you! Soon enough, you’ll find reasons to dance the night away!!