How to Have a Good Day
13 Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against evildoers, To cut off the memory of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the Lord hears And delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
I have always loved these verses in the bible. I frequently come to this passage to give me a quick kick start to my day. It’s a great devotional as well, and I have presented it many, many times to various groups. Having a good day is dependent on having a good plan.
Steps to Having a Good Day
Here are the main points to this encouraging set of bible verses on “How to Have a Good Day”
1. Watch what you say. Verse 13. “Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.” Truth is, it’s easier for something to come out of your mouth than it is to eat those words latter. Moving your bad day to a good day can happen if you watch what you say or how you say it.
2. Get away from the bad stuff. Verse 14. “Depart from evil and do good”. Stay away from things that you know are bad for you. We are known by the company we keep. For me a good day can go bad if I just hang around negative people. I find myself being negative when I listen to all their negative stuff. I know then, if I want my bad to get better, I need to move along.
3. Pursue peace. Verse 14. “Seek peace and pursue it.” Go out of your way to find the peaceful path for your good day.
4. Know that you are not alone. Verse 15. “The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and He ears are open to their cry.” This is also a great verse if you are feeling lonely or depressed. Know that there is someone watching and caring for us is a huge comfort.
5. There is help on the way. Verse 18. “The Lord is near to the broken hearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” It is comforting to be to know that if I have a flat tire, I can call someone … the auto club, a family member or a friend … when I hear those words … I’m on my way, I know that I can make it. I just have to wait. Same with God, He is on the way to your dilemma. I’ve seen it and experienced it.
So, have a good day.