This is the day the Lord has made we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Don’t underestimate the power of a good hat. It’s a great tool in spiritual warfare. You think I’m kidding. The key to joy and gladness is your WILL. You have to be determined to choose it. You have to fight for it. What the trumpet was to the Israelites in Jerico, is my hat to bring down misery.
Misery loves company. Those throwing a pity party want you to return the R.S.V.P. card with the box checked: “Yes, I will attend”. It could be yourself, spouse, kids, friend or family member who is looking to include you in their misery. Don’t join them.
The scriptures say, this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength” Nehemiah 8:10. Nehemaih said this when the Israelites were surrounded by people who wanted to destroy them. Joy is the key to spiritual strength. That’s where my hat comes in.
When I put on my silly hat, it puts me in a light hearted mood. I stop taking “life” so seriously. This feeling of optimism comes upon me. Also, those around me who aren’t walking in the joy of the Lord lighten up too; especially if they are upset with me. It’s hard to be annoyed with someone if they are wearing a silly hat. My son wakes up at times very cranky but when he sees my hat it makes him happy.
So if you are in a battle for joy in your life put on a silly hat. The bible often uses unconventional ways to conquer our enemies. So, whether they be trumpets, slings, donkeys or silly hats do what you have to do find your joy in the Lord. Hats off (or on) to you.
Till next time.