Today is a gift

A friend of mine once told me that life is like a war and every day is a battle that we win or lose. Every day is a new opportunity to either do something for God or to focus on ourselves, and it’s up to us to choose.

Chair on the beach - Galveston, TX

Chair on the beach – Galveston, TX

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

It’s easy for me to get into a rut thinking that life just happens. I’m a creature of habit, so for me to keep up with all the craziness of my life, I have to develop habits in repeatable patterns. Otherwise I forget things. But as a result of making habits into a life, I get to thinking that every day just happens. And that’s not the case.

Every day is a gift.

It’s one more chance to do something awesome for God. It’s one more chance for God to do something amazing through us. And no matter what happened yesterday and no matter what you have planned for tomorrow, today is the day God wants you to live right now.

We can choose to make today a new day, or we can choose to make today just like any other day. Not that living a day like any other day is bad, but if we can remember that every day is a gift, maybe it will change our perspective a little. Because we can worship God with our habits, just like we can worship Him in spontaneity.

So be thankful for the day you have today.

For me? I have 12 solid hours of driving to look forward to as I say goodbye to the beach again, but I can either look at it like 12 solid hours of driving … or as 12 solid hours I get to spend with my brother, who I never get to see often enough anymore.

We only have 24 hours in a day, but you’d be surprised what you can finish in that time. Just remember that you didn’t have to wake up this morning. So if you did, there must be something God wants you to do.

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