My grandmother always kept a calendar by her bed, and every day in that calendar she would write good day or bad day depending on how the day went, there were a lot of bad days. She became bitter and angry no matter how hard we would try to cheer her up nothing helped.
She lost her joy. That's what bad days do. They put you in a mood where even the good in that day is over shadowed by the bad.
How not to have a bad day.
When we start our mornings, we are usually bombarded with life stuff, stress, anxiety, worry, fears, things we need to do, things we wished we didn't do, the list can go on and on, and all this happens before our feet hit the floor.
I want to let you know you have the authority to set the tone for your day, not saying you are not going to have a bad day ever again, but you will learn how to deal with them better and stop the steam roller effect they can have on you.
"As I began doing this on a daily basis I started to notice my days got better and as I got more in depth with it, I began to notice, that on the days I didn't do it, I felt not so good."
When to set the tone for your day
I lay back down and stair at the ceiling and think to myself about my day, and wait for coffee.
While coffee is brewing I find a sermon to watch, just to get the word of God flowing through the house, doesn't matter who it is, I have a few favorites, who I like to call da boys, even though their are a few girls in the mix.
Coffee time is God time
This is my time with God, as long there is coffee in that cup I am talking to God and I don't want to be interrupted. Why? Because I am setting the tone for my day, and if I talk to you, before I talk to God, odds are, it wont go well. So choose a time that is right for you, even if you have to wake up a little earlier, Promise it will be worth it.
Commute time is God time
Traffic is never fun, but it can be useful. On those days where there is no time for coffee or staring at the ceiling, I set the tone for my day during my commute, I like this because, I can speak out loud and people think I am singing along to my favorite tune. (windows up, of course.)
Shower time is God timeThis is one of my favorites, Setting the tone for my day in my morning shower, some of my best conversations with God took place there. Something about the water makes it better.
Cleaning time is God timeOh, How I love this one, a good worship playlist, hair up, sweats and a tee, I'm all in.
When I clean my family clears the zip code, because I will just remind them of how dirty they are.
Even washing the dishes somehow becomes, well different.
So now that you have some ideas on when to do it, lets get to it.
"I love praying scripture because, well
It is Gods word and it never returns void, it does what it says. It is powerful, it is a light, it is perfect."
Prayer/Meditation: For the day.
Thank you heavenly Father for this beautiful day,
Thank you for your ever lasting love and kindness.
Thank you for choosing me and purchasing me
As your special possession, as a royal priest hood
And of a holy nation, to declare your praises.
Lord, I pray that you grant me the peace which transcends all understanding,
That you Will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus.
I pray you give me wisdom and revelation to know you better,
for strength to do all that I am called to do today.
I pray that you Lord meet all my needs according to your
Riches in glory of Jesus Christ.
I pray Lord that you keep me far from oppression and fear,
That terror will be far removed and not come near me.
that through your love for me I can conquer all things
Set before me this day.
I pray Lord that I may triumph through the blood of the lamb and
the word of my testimony, that through you all things are possible.
I pray and trust that you Lord will work out all things for my good this day.
In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
"This has been my daily prayer for a while now, every time I am facing something, I feel is out of my control I speak this verse to myself, reminding me that God will work it out and make it right."
I hope this helps, Stay blessed - Laurie
As a LifeCoach Laurie has been able to help people over come obstacles and personal set backs for over 25 years. Connect with her at firstname.lastname@example.org where you can request a free coaching call to bring more joy, peace and wellness to your life.
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