Never boast about tomorrow. You dont know what will happen between now and then. Proverbs 27:1 TEV
Forecasts and predictions. Expectations and prognostications. Vision and dreams. Lets face it, the future fascinates us all.
But for all the future is cracked up to be, the simple truth is the future may not be. For today is here and tomorrow may not be what I think or even be. Who knows what can intervene to change my plans for tomorrow into time idled away, vanity or regrets? A family crisis. A financial reversal. A serious illness. Perhaps even the end of all tomorrows here in death. Or even the Lords return.
Yet still I dream of tomorrow. And procrastinate till tomorrow what I need to do today.
Tomorrow is the day Ill break that bad habit, confess my failings or conquer that sin. But the real question is: What will I do with matters such as these today?
Tomorrow is the day Ill check on my parents who live out-of-state, write a friend I know who is grieving or mow my neighbors yard while hes gone on vacation. But what will I do with these people today?
Tomorrow is the day Ill get serious about my Bible reading habits, get intense about developing prayer as an unending conversation with God or make my habits about church attendance a matter of conviction. But again, what will I do with all of this today?
Today. What a fantastic gift! A gift given to me personally by God. A responsibility he has entrusted me with to use wisely. An opportunity to do what I truly need to do.
What will I do with all of this today?|
True enough, only so much can be done in a day and theres more that can be done in any day. But I do have today and it is enough.
Someday maybe not so far future as tomorrow God will ask of me, What did you do with all the todays I gave you? And I must give an answer. What will that answer be? I dare not put off serious thought to that question till tomorrow!
Today is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2 Never boast about tomorrow. You dont know what will happen between now and then. Proverbs 27:1 TEV
Father in heaven, this is the day that you have made. In Jesus name, help me to make You rejoice and be glad in me with what I do with today. Amen.
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