What Will We Do With Today?

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Sometimes we are to stay put in order to move forward.  Sometimes in order for God to do something with us, He first must do something in us.  Sometimes God works through the ordinary to do something extraordinary.  We don’t always see it.  In fact, we do not see the hidden, mysterious work of God.  His ways are not our ways and the hidden things belong to Him alone.

We ask, “Lord, what is your will?” imagining what lies ahead, eager to know, understand, and react to His prompting.  But have we ever considered that God is not concerned about tomorrow, but what we will do with today?  Jesus tells us, “…do not be anxious about tomorrow…sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34).  We have today.  In this day, we can do one of two things: We can worry, or we can seek.  Jesus asks, “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?”  Worry adds nothing to us.  But when we “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,” we gain all the things that we need, both for today and for eternity.

God is growing us, not only in the places He is leading us, but also in the place where He has already brought us- right where we are today in this present moment.  So, there is no need to rush, or be hasty in thought or in action.  We cannot miss God’s will if we are seeking His kingdom truly.  Our Heavenly Father knows what we need.  He knows not only our future needs, but today’s needs as well.  So, what will we do with today?  Let us live this day seeking the kingdom and righteousness of God at the office, in the kitchen, at the bank, in the playroom, at the school, in our planning, in our decision-making, in our relating, through sickness within ourselves or those under our care, while in a meeting, or in a carpool line.  We have today.  What will we do with it?

 

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