In Deuteronomy it says "If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God and walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees and ordinances then you shall live and be numerous..."
Each day we are faced with challenges and with choices that need to be made. When we make these decisions and decide what choice we think is best do we include God? When we make decisions with God involved blessings will be bestowed upon us. When we put our trust and faith in the Lord, our joy will be multiplied.
"Blessed are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked" (Psalm 1:1). Have you ever made a decision that did not include God? You rushed right in and decided what was best based on what was in your own best interest? What was the outcome of that decision? Did it turn out how you wanted it? Thinking back to that scenario, if you didn't include God in that decision but went back and did include God, how would the outcome be different?
Dear Lord may we always remember to include you in our lives, cut out the negativity that is around us and embrace the love you so freely give.