Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Today is the gift

This is the day the LORD has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24 AMP

This day, today is indeed a gift. A gift from God, ready to be filled with His life giving purpose. How easy it is to miss the joy of this day, especially when we are focusing on tomorrow and beyond.

We don't know what tomorrow will bring - another day of sunshine, or a storm brewing on the horizon. God tells us not to concern ourselves with tomorrow.

So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34 AMP

I know from personal experience how difficult it is not to worry or be anxious about tomorrow. But I also know from personal experience that God is here in the today, and He is there in the tomorrow as well. We are not alone today, and we will not be alone tomorrow. Meditating on this scripture has helped me to get through many anxious days and nights.

You shall not need to fight in this battle; take your positions, stand still, and see the deliverance of the Lord [Who is] with you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Fear not nor be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you. 2 Chronicles 20:17 AMP

We have this day, let's live it the way God wants us to live it. Let's love like He wants us to love. Let's show grace how He shows grace. Let's forgive like He forgives. Let's ask for His help in all these things, because we will need it. And after all, this is the day that the LORD has made.

This is the very day GOD acted - 
let's celebrate and be festive! 
Salvation now, GOD. Salvation now! 
Oh yes, GOD - a free and full life! 
Psalm 118:24-25 The Message

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