I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High. Psalm 9:2
Walking down a busy street in a major city, one will see hundreds of people walking. Out of those hundreds of people walking, only a few will be showing a smile on their face, if any are actually smiling.
Very few people go about their day being glad. Usually they are upset about something not going right, or they just don’t want to be where they are at.
It is common to hear people complaining about something all the time in a workplace. The more people that work there, the higher the chance of someone complaining. There is no gladness or joy in their lives.
Despite all the enemies against him and his life always being in danger, David said that he would be glad and sing praises about God. He made a conscious choice to be glad and to rejoice in God. He made a conscious effort to sing praises about God.
The world is not alone in people not being glad. Going to a church one will see many people with sadness in their faces, there is no joy and gladness in their appearance. And these are the believers, the ones who should be full of joy. Ask many people what praise report they have of what God is doing in their lives and most people have nothing to say.
Every believer should always be full of gladness and joy. They have the greatest gifts ever–forgiveness of sins and eternal life. No matter what life gives a believer, he can know he has life, this should put gladness on his face and a song in his heart of praise. He should not be able to stop talking about how great God is. It is a choice to be made.
Take a moment to think about how much God has done for you already. Think about how great His love for you is. Think about what Jesus did for you in the cross. These few things should make you very glad. It should give you an endless list of things to praise about God to others.
As you go through your day, put a smile on your face and be glad. Show the world that you believe in God, that He is in control and you really do have a great life. It is your choice to be glad, choose it.
I pray today that you will know God personally; that you will see what God has done for you; that you will have gladness of God in your life; and that you will constantly sing praises of who God is and what He has done.