The song is an old one that was a favorite during revival times when I was growing up. It was especially endearing because it spoke into the heart of both the young and the young at heart. It spoke of the attitude that accompanied living the Christian life and being part of the work of God known as the local church. Perhaps you remember some of the words from your younger years:

Every day with Jesus

Is sweeter than the day before.

Every day with Jesus

I love Him more and more.

Jesus saves and keeps me

And He’s the One I’m living for.

Every day with Jesus

Is sweeter than the day before.

The little chorus is a reminder to those who are followers of Jesus that it is a happy privilege to be part of God’s family. Why, then, do we spend so much time whining and complaining about our lot in life? I think that it is because our attitude has soured, and perhaps it is time to have our attitude re-stored by the One who makes it “sweeter than the day before.”

In thinking about my church—the local congregation of which I am a part—it becomes even more evident that I (we) begin trusting Him to create newness of heart on a daily basis so that we can be better representatives of His kingdom.

“By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”  —Jesus, John 13:35

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