I had a good day yesterday. The day before pretty much sucked.
Yesterday ended with worship, standing strong, knowing the goodness of God and His faithfulness to me.
The day before, I just felt so lost.
Paul said it a great way, ” 12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3)
“Forgetting what is behind..”
I had a bad day. Forget it.
I had a good day. Forget it.
Do you know what I have right now? I have one day, one moment. The moment I am living in right this second. I can become discouraged my the days and moments I’ve lost in this war. I can become conceited, self-confident because of the moments I’ve won. I have only this moment right now.
What will I do with it?
That’s the big question isn’t it. What will I do with each moment that God gives me? Because, in case you didn’t know, if you aren’t dead, God hasn’t given up on you.
And, I’ll let you in on a secret religion keeps from you.
God is excited about the time you have left. He can see what a life lived for Him will be like. He already knows the joy that can be yours as you give Him each moment, as you live each second seeking His face, wanting to spend one more minute with Him. He can’t wait to spend a day with you.
He’s not concerned with what happened to you, how you failed, the weights that you carry. He’s just ecstatic that you have stopped long enough to listen, to hope that He is there, to believe that He loves you.
See, it’s in that moment that He comes rushing in. It’s in the moment that we give to Him that we find Him.
Yesterday was good. The day before sucked. Today…
I have today.