Just for Today…

todayJust for today, let us live our best as Christ enables us. Just for today, let us live as we know we ought to live, as in our hearts we really want to live. Surely, a person can do anything for just one day. Jesus gives us advice on how to do this in Matthew 6:34: “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things comes up when the time comes” (Message Translation).

  • Just for today, let us live without fear of either life or death. Let us enjoy the moments of time we have right now.
  • Just for today, let us live this one day only. Let us forget problems from yesterday and not worry about problems that might arise tomorrow.
  • Just for today, let us count our blessing and focus on what we have and not on what we wish we had.
  • Just for today, let us be agreeable, cheerful, charitable, gracious; let us walk softly, praise people for what they do, not criticize them for what they cannot do, and if we find fault, forgive it and forget it.
  • Just for today, let us abandon all the grudges we have against people and life because we did not get what we think we ought to have.
  • Just for today, let us study something useful, which requires focus and concentration, and let us do a bit of real thinking. (The Bible is a good place to start.)
  • Just for today, let us find or make a little quiet time – to relax, to be still and know that God ‘is’ and that He loves us.
  • Just for today, let us walk in ‘the beauty of Holiness’, and in the words of an old hymn, let us “live above the world and sin, with hearts made pure and garments white and Christ enthroned within.”

The burden of mistakes in the past and the worry about things to come can overwhelm us. If we try to solve all of life’s problems at once, they will crush us. But, just for today, this one day, let us live victoriously.  And then when we do, we will know we can live one more day and one more day and one more day, until we realize we “can do all things through Christ who strengthens us” (Phil. 4:13).

~ Brother Roy

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