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Today...Fully Embrace Life - A Short Devotional

Updated on January 23, 2015

Today ...Be Alive to Life

Let me ask you - what are you going to do with today?

Every new day - every 'today' is a gift from God for you to enjoy, to be fully alive, and to use well.

Every day - every 'today' is special.

The Psalmist reminds us in Psalm 118 verse 24 that, 'This is the day that the Lord has made; rejoice and be glad, celebrate and enjoy it!'

Jesus encouraged us in Matthew 6 verse 34 to live one day at a time. He said, '...don't worry about tomorrow'. He promised that our Heavenly Father cares for us and already knows our needs. We simply have to trust God for today.

Hebrews 4 verse 7 reminds us that - 'God set a time for entering his rest, and that time is today.'

In Philippians 3 verse 13 Paul says - ' thing I do: forgetting what is behind, I move forward to what is ahead...'

So, why waste a moment of today agonizing over yesterday...or tomorrow. Today is a fresh opportunity to live, love, celebrate and grow closer to God.

Psalm 139 verses 16 and 17 assures us that, '...Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!...' How wonderful is it that we can embrace, enjoy and live every day of our life, rather than living only for the 'big events' in life (weddings, anniversaries, graduations and so forth). Every day has the potential for wonder, adventure, miracles and good things that God has already planned for us.

Today you can ...

- Pursue and live out the things you are passionate about - the God inspired dreams and desires in your heart.

- Remember that you are living in the favour and blessing of God - so why not let some of that blessing flow on to the people in your world.

- Choose to live 'on purpose', present and engaged in life.

I pray you have an awesome day (everyday) and remember to always 'be alive' to this incredible adventure of 'life' that God has so generously given to each of us for 'today'.

M.J. Drury (c) 2015



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    • Marion Drury profile image

      Marion Drury 2 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thankyou petenali for your comment. I think we have to be intentional and present to embrace and enjoy today.

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      Marion Drury 2 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Marcy thank you for your encouraging comment.

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      Pete 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Nice work. So many people spend their "today" worrying about their tomorrow and miss out on all that today has to offer.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 2 years ago from Planet Earth

      Marion - these are such sweet and important thoughts! You're right, we need to grasp 'today' and live it to its depth and breadth. I like your point about following our passions. Thanks! I needed this one!