***"This morning I woke up grumpy. I actually have been grumpy the past few mornings. I am usually a morning person, but the last few days I have not been excited about waking up! I found it odd that I read about cheerfulness this morning. Right now, I am complete opposite of being cheerful.
Proverbs 15:15, "...a cheerful heart has a continual feast."
My attitude = My personality
I can not always choose my situation, but I can always choose my attitude toward the situation. I believe the NIV Life Application Bible says it best.... (v.15:15) The secret to a cheerful heart is filling our minds with thoughts that are true, pure, and lovely, with thoughts that dwell on the good things in life.
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." Philippians 4:8
So, whatever is put into my mind or how I feel is how I can determine my actions. The question in my devotion today left me feeling guilty. I was asked, "Are you a cheerful Christian?" I plan to ask God to help me be cheerful and overcome how I am feeling...grumpy!"
***Amen, sweet girl. Amen.