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Attitude Is Everything

We are admonished in scripture to stay in an attitude of rejoicing, thanksgiving, and praise. Proverbs 15:15 says, “But he who has a glad heart has a continual feast {regardless of circumstances}” (Amplified Bible). Another scripture declares in Proverbs 17:22, “A cheerful disposition is good for your health” (Message Bible). The biggest challenge we have is our own attitude. We don’t have to wait until we get into a church building to praise God. Just ask Paul and Silas. In the midst of a negative situation, they began to sing praises unto God (Acts 16:25). They didn’t get angry and begin to hurl accusations. Instead, they lifted up their voices in praise when surrounded by impossibilities. At the midnight hour, they expressed a faith-filled attitude.

David also knew the significance of maintaining a proper attitude as he dealt with all of the difficulties that he encountered. In spite of the opposition, he knew how to lift up his voice in praise and be thankful regardless of the situation. Some of the things David faced could have been traumatic. But instead of giving up, he focused his attention on God. He remembered the day that Samuel anointed him, and he “encouraged himself in the Lord his God” (1 Samuel 30:6). Instead of being discouraged and giving in to depression, he was constantly praising God. He was a man after God’s own heart. Attitude is everything. God created us to be thankful, joyful, and full of praise.

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