Recently I sat down and watched the classic movie, “Pollyanna.” I love her concept of being glad, always looking for the good and “choosing” joy! Throughout the movie, Pollyanna speaks of her father’s quest to find the “glad” chapters dropped within the pages of the Bible. Over the years it has become one of my favorite movies.
I’ve often wondered if the director of this film was a fan of the Psalms. For long before Pollyanna, the Bible records the words of David. He too wrote of looking for the good, being glad and choosing joy.
So often we are content with immediately finding the negative and becoming disgruntled within the situations of our day.
So today I will make a conscience “choice” to be glad.
I will “choose” to be joyful.
I will sing praises from every part of my being, knowing that our God is worthy of them all!
If together we choose joy and express gladness it won’t be long before the world will notice and ask “Why?”. It is then we can answer with a smile on our face and declare our reason with clarity, “Jesus!” I pray that today you too will “choose” joy and be “glad!”
“I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to God while I have my being. Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the Lord.”