March 20, 2017

A Gift of Days


Today,

This moment,

This is where we live.

Sometimes though, 

We forget to live in the here and now.

We are often living for a tomorrow that is a product of our longing or imagination. 

We buy into the grass is greener on the other side mentality. Because certainly life will be better when...

Today turns into a place of discontent and we are too focused on what we think will be better in the days ahead.

I think I have some good advice. 

Embrace the season you are in. Embrace where you are today.

I have said this to others and turn around and forget to do it myself. When I follow my own advice though, I will look harder to see the beauty in each new day. When I follow my own advice, I also find that I am okay in the moment and am reminded that life is a gift of days - given one at a time.

I need to keep both feet planted in today while it is today and not start skipping ahead to tomorrow. If I am skipping ahead to tomorrow, I will then literally skip today. That would be a shame. 

What happens if we don’t give today the attention it is due? I think we end up devaluing it and that turns into a wasted day. Now I know when it comes down to it, I don’t want to waste my days. 

In my heart it is my desire to walk my days with the Lord. I need to do that one day at a time while living in the moment to moment of each day. 

Today,

Here,

Now.

Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.