Today...Fully Embrace Life - A Short Devotional
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 - '...one 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