Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Living for Today

Today I'm taking scriptures from Proverbs 27:1, Matthew 6: 34, and James 4:13 - 16.

Proverbs 27:1 says: " Do not boast about tomorrow, for you don't know what a day may bring forth".

Jesus speaking in Matthew 6:34 says, "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own".

James 4:13 - 16 says: " Now listen, you who say,"Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money". Why, you don't even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that".

All these verses speak about living for today.

We have all heard stories of people who have been diagnosed with cancer or other fatal illnesses, and most of them say, "I'm going to live today as though there's no tomorrow". That should be the attitude of each of us - not only for ourselves, but regarding our relationships with others as well. Always remember to tell those that you love, that you love them - don't take it for granted that they know that - everyone likes to hear it! You never know when your time or theirs is to come, so make each day with those you love count.

When we worry and fret over bills, the diagnosis from a doctor, our job, our marriage or other relationships - the Bible says as believers, we shouldn't do so. It equates worry with sin, because it replaces the faith that the Lord is trying to build up in us.

Trust that the Lord is with you in every moment of every day and has your best interest at heart. He has a plan for each one of our lives, and wants us all to seek Him out daily to walk in the path that he's laid out for us. It's easy to stray off that path when we don't spend time with him, and although he allows us to do so, some of the choices we make because we let fear replace our faith, puts us in places and situations that bring on more hardships.

ENJOY TODAY! Ask the Lord to walk with you today, to hold your hand and guide you in His will.


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