You get to choose your outlook each day, so choose wisely and well. Observe: (1) A joyful outlook gives you the winning edge. When world heavyweight champion Joe Louis got knocked down by Tony 'Two Ton" Galento in Yankee Stadium, he immediately jumped up and went after his opponent. When his trainer protested, "Why didn't you stay down for nine like I've always taught you?" "What?" growled Louis. 'And give him all that time to rest?" He then went out and won the fight. (2) A joyful outlook determines how others respond to you. When you smile, people tend to smile back. But if you come across as hardnosed, they're likely to respond in kind. If you want to enjoy people as you go through your day, think well of them. This isn't rocket science, but it's easily forgotten. (3) A joyful outlook brings happiness. English literary figure Samuel Johnson said: "He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts, and multiply the grief...he proposes to remove." (4) A joyful outlook always brings the best result. Successful people embrace this truth, whether it's a surgeon going into the operating room, a pastor preparing a sermon, or an executive launching a new business venture. Confidence increases your chance of success every time. So when you approach a task, especially one you don't relish, fix your mind on God's promises and not your feelings. It'll get you back on track every time—guaranteed!
"God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?" (Numbers 23:19)
God is ever worthy of our trust. He is unchanging and uncompromising. His promises will always be kept and He shall always stand true to His word. Every promise shall find fulfillment in you who are Christ's workmanship. Rejoice therefore in Him and be filled!
Week #35 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 7-9
Monday: (History) 1 Chronicles 15-19
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 102-104
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 20-21
Thursday: (Prophecy) Hosea 8-14
Friday: (Gospels) John 10-12
Saturday: (Letters) 2 Timothy 1-2