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This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. –Psalm 118:24 NLT

January 29, 2022

A Positive Mindset Part 2

This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. –Psalm 118:24 NLT

The following are ways to help you reclaim your joy in the Lord and your cheerfulness of heart: 1. Confess Sin - This allows God to forgive you of your sins and permits refreshing times with God to flow again (Acts 3:19). 2. Cultivate Gladness - Be happy when God blesses others, rejoice with them, and give a helping hand to others (Romans 12:15-16). 3. Confidence in God - Don’t allow the enemy to bring you down when God is lifting you to higher ground. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ (Romans 8:1-2). Start your day with Him.4. Cut Back - Trim back commitments that God isn’t asking you to make. Delight yourself in the Lord (Psalm 37:4) and ask Him to make known what matters most. Be mindful that the joy of the Lord is within you (Psalm 28:7), not in people, places, position, or achievements. 5. Consider Seeking Help - God’s desire is for you to be whole in body, mind, soul, and spirit (Psalm 31:7). If your spirit is crushed, it may be wise to seek professional help to heal and gladly proceed forward in life.

prayer focuses

Ask God to forgive you for a less-than-positive mindset.

Ask Him if you should seek professional help to discover the root cause. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you cultivate a merry heart that blesses Him, others, and you.


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Barbara Alpert

Barbara was a wife, mother, and grandma who sought to love the LORD with all her heart, soul & strength. She has authored several books for adults and children. She has enjoyed mentoring other writers and seeing them turn their manuscripts into published masterpieces for God's glory. She believed that every person has a God-story within them to be told and shared. Barbara passed away peacefully in November 2023, but Bayside continues to remember and honor her legacy by sharing devotionals written by her in order to inspire and encourage others.