Monday, March 30, 2009

A Prayer for Today

This day is a gift from God. How will you use it? Will you celebrate God’s gifts and obey His commandments? Will you share words of encouragement and hope with all who cross your path? Will you share the Good News of the risen Christ? Will you trust in the Father and Praise His glorious handiwork? The answer to these questions will determine, to a surprising extent, the direction and the quality of your day.

The familiar words of Psalm 118:24 remind us of a profound yet simple truth: “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (KJV). For Christian believers, every day begins and ends with God and His Son. Christ came to this earth to give us abundant life and eternal salvation. We give thanks to our Maker when we treasure each day and use to the fullest.

Today, may we give thanks for this day and for the One who created it.

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Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future, I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now. ~ Elisabeth Elliot

Encouragement one another daily as long as it is called today. ~ Hebrews 3:13 (NIV)

Commitment to His lordship on Easter, at revivals, or even every Sunday is not enough. We must choose this day -- and every day -- whom we will serve. This deliberate act of the will is the inevitable choice between habitual fellowship and habitual failure. ~ Beth Moore

God gave you this glorious day. Don’t disappoint Him. Use it for His glory. ~ Marie T. Freeman

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This is the day that You have given me, Lord. Let me be thankful, and let me use it according to your plan. I praise You, Father, for the gift of life and for the friends and family members who make my life rich. Enable me to live each moment to the fullest, totally involved in Your will. Amen.

(Taken from Prayers of a Godly Woman)

12 comments:

Melanie said...

Thanks so much for this post, Tracy! I've not been looking forward to this week much (issues at work to deal with) and I've been praying along this same line since yesterday afternoon. This has given me some much needed extra encouragement.

Have a great Monday!

Krista said...

Excellent reminder! I am glad that I visited your page early...enough time to be reminded how to spend the rest of my day!

Thank you for today's treasure,
Krista

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh friend..did I need this today!! The hub's was laid off on Friday.....and your words, as always, are SO timly!!!

Blessings my friend.

Deanna said...

hmmmmmmm.... what a beautiful post! and what a beautiful qoute you shared by Elisaeth Elliot - I'm gonna snag it and add it to my side bar of quotes :O)

This is the day that the Lord has made Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
~Deanna

Tricia said...

I love this post! I think I need to print it and read it every morning before I start my day... sometimes we just need to be reminded that each day is a gift... it is not a to-do list, and we need to savor and enjoy it as we would a gift.

Thank you so for sharing this... I pray you have had a wonderful day!

Blessings!

Joyfulsheep said...

This is something I try to practice. I have to admit, it's not always easy. Thanks for posting this...it helps to know I have a fellow Christian walking with me in this process.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Most every morning as I was growing up, my mother would quote this verse to each of us "This is the day the Lord hast made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." Then she would tell us that today is a gift from God...use it wisely. Oh, how her words rang in my ears as I read your post today. Even though we did not always care to hear it, she was right. Thank you Tracy for the kind reminder.

Kristen said...

I loved this post... and I loved the quotes you put with your post. Yes, this is the day that the Lord has made! Today was a day that was full of blessing for me... God reminded me of His promise to never leave me and to provide for me all I need.

Thank you for this wonderful post!

Karen said...

This was all just so inspiring! Your choice of a picture to go with your words was excellent. I went back and stared at the dew drops 3 times before I commented! I enjoyed the quotes also and especially liked the first one. Very good words for today....

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

I needed this post today! It's never too late to start the day anew in Jesus!

Thank you!
Joye

LisaShaw said...

AMEN!

I absolutely love this quote:

"Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future, I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now. ~ Elisabeth Elliot"

Thanks for your gracious heart. Love you.

Renee said...

Amen