Thursday, October 29, 2015

"Use It Wisely"

"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."  Psalm 118:24

"This is the day".  This is the only day we have-- today.  We aren't promised tomorrow, or the next day, or the next.  But we live our life like it will go on forever.  We make plans for the future or some future event without having the promise that we will see that time, but all the while acting as if we will.  There is nothing wrong with making plans for the future.  The Bible tells us to occupy until the Lord returns.  The Bible also admonishes us to follow the example of the ant who prepares for winter during the summer. 

The point is this-- since we aren't promised tomorrow and we don't know if our tomorrow will come, even though we are preparing for it, what are you doing with today? 

How will you spend today?  What will you do with today?  Will you waste it?  Will you use it on something noteworthy?  Will you use it on something temporal or eternal?  Will you use it to make sure it is well with your soul and you are right with God or will you today neglect your eternity?  Will you use it to do as you please or as God desires?  Will you use it to try and touch lives for God's Kingdom?  Will you use it to minister to those who are hurting and in need, or spend it on getting the things you want?  Will you use it to mend broken relationships or discard some?  Will you use it to nurse your own wounds or nurse the wounds of a friend?  Will you use it to praise and honor God for what you have or use it to complain and grumble about what you don't have?  Today is a precious gift.  What we do with the gift of today is up to us.  Use it wisely because it only comes once.

Have a great day.  This is the day that you have been given, what will you do with it?  How will you use it?

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