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*)
"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 NKJVFor 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 NKJVAs 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
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.
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.