Friday, June 29, 2018

Life, One Day At A Time

So he said, “Tomorrow.” And he said, “Let it be according to your word, that you may know that there is no one like the LORD our God. Exodus 8:10

Whooee! Hard to avoid commenting about the hot day yesterday. The good side is that yesterday is gone and the forecast for today is for milder temperatures. It is not quite July yet, there may be more hot days on the way. How do they stand this where the hot days don't stop until September? Just like we did with yesterday, live life one day at a time.

A popular movie once exclaimed, "Like we have any other choice?" to the one day at a time thing that recovering addicts or alcoholics use. The point is that yes, we do have another choice, and we tend to use it often. That is the choice of imagining some future victory, a time of ease and triumph over our particular demons, while sort of ignoring today. It is so easy to live this way that many do it all the time. Now, a dream of heaven, as best we can see it in the imagination, may serve as a comfort during a time of stress, but the temptations of today are here today. It is good to reflect on the promises of our Lord while facing the trials of today, but we still must live life today, one day at a time.

Another way some avoid today is to live anxiously; borrowing imagined trouble from a future day to ruin this day. We do that rather well too. There is no comfort in those visions and no message from God to pass on as good news. Anxious worries over tomorrow are to be stopped at once as the Lord would not have us to live in unbelief. Trusting in our good and loving Lord is the way for today!

As Moses said, there is no one like the Lord our God. And, we will find Him here, living life today with us, if we can just stay right here with Him.


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