Praying in the Spirit Using the Word of God

Entry 13 Praying for Good Days

It has been said that our good days outweigh our bad days, therefore we should not complain. The reality often is the opposite; when we look back over a life a struggle, hurt grief, disappointment, and regret, the bad days appear to outnumber the good days. This makes it difficult to not complain. Upon changing perspective, we can investigate what makes a day good. Everyday is a day the Lord has made, so we should rejoice and be glad in it, because everything God made is good. A good day is not only a day that we were productive, got whatever we wanted, and had pleasant experiences. A day is good when we put God first, didn’t allow the devil to cause us act unseemly, when we helped someone who could not return the favor, and when we glorified God in praise, worship and prayer. What really make a day good are not the tangible things that make us happy; because even the happy things are subject to make us sad. A good day is being intentional about rejoicing in God’s love, mercy, grace and favor, and choosing not to complain or be defeated. So praying for good days is asking God to teach us how to delight ourselves in Him as He gives us the desires of our hearts.