Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day by Day

(I shared this on my blog last week, so if you've read it already, I apologize! See the little comic below? That happened to me this week, leaving me unprepared with my scheduled post this morning. *sigh*) 

One Day @ a Time Pictures, Images and Photos

Life isn't really lived from decade to decade, or year to year, or even week to week.
"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes." Matthew 6:34 (The Message)
Life comes from day to day. God fulfills His part...
"Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Selah."  Ps 68:19 NKJV
For the believer, we have daily tasks as well. Sometimes in prayer, sometimes in action. Those daily assignments are for our own good as well as the good of others.
"And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ."  Acts 5:42 NKJV
"Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin." Heb 3:12-14  NKJV
As we fulfill our daily spiritual tasks, we cooperate with God's actions in the spirit realm.
"So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved." Acts 2:46-47 NKJV
One day @ a Time Pictures, Images and Photos

I tend to think in terms of weeks, or months, or years. One-day-at-a-time thinking (and planning) is challenging for me, but from what I can see in the Word, it's the best way to think in terms of stress reduction and cooperation with the Holy Spirit. My husband was laid off from his job a few weeks ago and I've been endeavoring to hold fast to the "don't worry about tomorrow" instructions.  One day.  Just get through today. After all, the entire world can change in a day.
Calvary Pictures, Images and Photos 

About the Author: Niki writes fiction, blog posts, articles in the local newspaper, grocery lists, and Facebook status updates. She can be found at her own blog, In Truer Ink, in addition to posting here. She was a 2009 finalist in the Faith, Hope, and Love "Touched by Love" contest.


  1. Thanks, Niki! I needed this today. I can sooo relate to the comic. Several days are attacking me at once!

    One day at a time, day at a time...

  2. Yes. I needed this.

    As my dad always tells me when I'm eager for some special day to come, "Don't wish your life away."

    They're all good, and you can't take more than one at a time, no matter how hard you try. :D

  3. I am guilty of that too, DeAnna. I often say "I can't wait until..." and then the day has come and gone and they are flying by faster and faster!

    I think I'm getting just a bit better about not borrowing tomorrow's trouble and taking each day as it comes.
    Great post, Niki. Some how life has gone on despite this post being late today... :)

  4. Whew, that's a tough one, but something I'm working on to.

  5. Yes, Susie, I hear ya!

    DeAnna, that's a good one. Something we need to tell kids for certain!

    Thanks, Deb! I can't believe I spaced it ... apparently all that research I did yesterday wiped my memory! : )

    Dina, it fits with those "unforced rhythms of grace"!

  6. When I worked at a high stress job in an emergency room, I used to always say on Monday morning, "I wish it was Friday." Then one day I realized I was wishing away four days of every week. Yikes. Not a good realization. Since then, I've tried not to do that.

    Niki, I'm praying for a job for your hubby to come his way, as well as for peace for both of you.

  7. Thanks, Suzie! We're trusting, day by day!
    And yes, I know what you mean about wishing the week away. Silly us... Monday can be as blessed as Friday!


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