Your day is pretty much formed by how you spend your first hour. One positive thought in the morning can change your entire day. These are two quotes I read today while studying for this writing. And it is true, the morning sets the tone for the rest of your day.

I was thinking of this very thing one morning last week when I received a text from a friend at the start of my day.

The text included a worship song that my friend shared with me. I quickly clicked on the link and began to listen to this awesome worship song…as I did, I thought ‘this has set my day!’

To set means to fix or decide on a limit or regulation, to assume a specified condition, to put in proper order, to establish, to fix firmly and to pre-determine.

It is vitally important to set your day…each and every day.

If you wake up tired or grumpy or in a bad mood, you do NOT have to stay that way. You can set your day by setting your mind and your heart.
Colossians 3:2 says; set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Your affections are what you think or feel.

We cannot allow our feelings or our thoughts that do not line up with Gods word to dictate our lives. We must take those thoughts captive and cast them down immediately. And we cannot stop there.

We must also SET, firmly fix and establish, our mind and heart on things above. On God and His word.

As I was studying for this writing, I received an email from Marsha Burns ministry with the following word…

Examine yourself to see what you have been obsessing about. It will be something that dominates your thoughts. Truthfully, you cannot move forward until you release that obsession to Me and allow Me to direct your steps and to give you wisdom that can give you some relief. Shift your focus from flesh to Spirit, says the Lord. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

All this week God has been talking to us about moving forward and the things that try to hinder us from advancing. Do not allow anything to stop you from moving forward in this season.

Purposely SET your day each day this week. It will make such a difference in your life. Don’t allow the enemy to set your day – YOU set it.

When you first arise in the morning, purposely set your mind on things above, set your mind on God. When thoughts try to come to harass you, cast them down and think on good things instead.

Philippians 4:8 says; Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Whatever things are pure, just, honest, lovely, of a good report and praiseworthy, think ONLY on these things…set your mind on things above and watch God invade your days.

Friends, don’t let negative things set your day, remember, one positive GOD thought can set your entire day…set it for joy and peace and victory!

Prayer for today: Father, help me to daily set my mind and my heart to worship you and bring you glory. I choose to set my heart and my mind on things above…I choose to think on good things today and every day, in Jesus name. Amen.