Bible Ballistics: BBs #447 Friday Blessings!!!
Just a brief word of encouragement for this Friday!!! It seems that we often miss the other 6 days of the week waiting for Friday—or any thing that is in the future—and don’t live in the moment–today.
“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
This: “to indicate one of two or more persons, things, etc., referring to the one nearer in place, time or thought..”! The Psalmist reminds us that ‘today’ is “this” day, and we are to live in it; to “rejoice and be glad in it”; the “day which the LORD hath made”, and given to us to live. For:
and have our being;…..” Acts 17:28a
Today is a gift from God, yet we get so busy worrying about yesterday and grasping mindlessly for tomorrow, that we often miss the opportunities that today presents; the opportunities to love God, to serve Him, to minister His grace, love and joy to those around me/us. I know that I often get so distracted that I seemingly wake up in the middle of something and ask myself, “Where have you been?” For I’ve certainly been in “this” place but totally somewhere else in mind and spirit.
May God help me/us to see “today” as the wonderful gift that it is—for today is all we have!!! As an old song says, “yesterday’s gone…..and tomorrow may never be mine” (One Day At A Time, by Damon Albarn, Robert Delnaja), and we ought to treasure the gift that God has given us–today!
Jesus Himself reminds us that we are to focus on God’s provision for today, as well as His direction and work for us.
“Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day
our daily bread.” Matthew 6:10-11
While scripture also calls us to be prepared for life and eventualities, we are to focus on God’s face today—whether we have a little or a lot—it’s His gift to us, and we can only use it “today”! Seeking HIs will, His purposes and His kingdom singlemindedly —
“Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done”
So, what is your focus for today? Is it just “Friday”? Or are you ready to “rejoice and be glad in” today, not missing any opportunity that God may place in your/my path on this Friday? May we ever pursue the mind and heart of Jesus as we walk the dusty roads of life—today—every day?
“In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. 32 But he said unto them,
I have meat to eat
that ye know not of.
33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? 34 Jesus saith unto them,
is to do the will of him
that sent me,
and to finish his work.
35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” John 4:31-35 Amen!