This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 (ESV)
Today Is A Gift
That is what today is. What is today? Today is a gift. Why is today a gift? You have given me this day to live with and for you. I am here. I am alive. I am living and breathing. You have filled me with your Holy Spirit. You want to work in and through me today. You want to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans in my life today. I may not have tomorrow. But, I have today. I have right now. I can love and follow and serve you with all that is within me. I can walk through life with you today. Yes, today is a gift. I am glad that you have come to this realization. It is important that you be present today. Give thanks for today. Be joyful for this day that I have given to you. Remain attentive to me today. Listen to my voice. Follow me to where I lead you. Do what I ask of you. Allow me to work in and through you today.
How can I make the best use of today? That is a very good question. Maybe you should carry that question with you throughout today. What does that mean? Can’t you ask if what you are giving yourself to is the best use of this day that I have given to you? Couldn’t you allow this question to guide your steps throughout your day? Let me ask you a question. Go ahead, I’m listening. That question, “How can I make the best use of today?”, who are you asking for an answer? I’m not sure what you mean. Are you asking yourself, or are you asking me? That is a good question. Why is that? I need wisdom and help from you to know how to best use the day that you have given to me. I need your help. I want and need to rely on you. So, will you keep on asking how you can best use the gift of today that I have given to you? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, thank you for the beautiful gift of this day. Fill me with joy and gladness as I live this day with and for you. Use me to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans today. Help me to be fully attentive to you as I love, follow, and serve you today. Amen
Key Question… Why is it important to live each one of your days as a gift from the Lord?
Living It Out… Remain attentive to the Lord as you joyfully live this day with and for Him.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord has given you this day as a gift.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how the Lord has worked in and through you today.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you rejoice and be glad for this day that the Lord has given to you.
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