Bible Ballistics: BBs #219 A Fortnight Of Thanks-Living #9
I thank God for TODAY. Yesterday is forever gone and tomorrow may not come, so we only have TODAY, and God I thank you for “this” day—the day YOU have given me. Help me to live it in “yieldedness” to YOUR Holy Spirit, and be the reflection of YOUR glory that you have called and equipped me to be!
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:34
We are to live in the moment we have. We allow ourselves to robbed of so much when we wrongly focus on what can’t be changed about yesterday, and what may never happen tomorrow. Jesus calls us to live in today, and He even tells us how:
“Therefore take no thought,
saying, What shall we eat?
or, What shall we drink?
or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:)
for your heavenly Father knoweth
that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness;
and all these things
shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:31-33
Jesus isn’t talking about mindless laziness, but confident trust in the God we serve—the God of all creation—the God who knows all about us—the God who cares for us completely! And He is trustworthy! I trust HIM! How about you? This is the same principle that David talks about—he knew this same God and His same faithfulness:
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1
“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” Psalm 24:1
“Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.” Psalm 25:1
“Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the Lord; therefore I shall not slide.” Psalm 26:1
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1
Are you getting the picture? The Psalmists not only “loved” God but they trusted HIM for today, because they knew He had been faithful in EVERY YESTERDAY and EVERY TOMORROW!!! Are you allowing God to teach you His faithfulness, or are you still trying to work it out on your own? We can rest assured on the dependability of God because HE never changes–Father, Son or Holy Spirit.
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8
YOU can trust HIM, so rejoice and be grateful with me for TODAY!!!
“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24