“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4 NIV)
Rejoice is the theme of the book of Philippians, even though the circumstances with which it was written hold no reason for such a sentiment- Paul was in prison.
And that is the point.
Don’t rejoice because life is good, rejoice because God is good.
Don’t rejoice only when good things happen- God works thru all things.
Set your heart to celebrate Him and your mind to delight in Him everyday.
When you do, “your life and your things” look different to you even though they have not changed.
Rejoicing when there is nothing to rejoice about is a divine gift that will transform you. Take the gift and throw a party.