Sometimes it is so easy to fall into the trap of thinking everything will be better when we rid our self of some real or imagined pain, or a certain debt will be paid in full, or our relationship with another will be healed and on and on. John 4:35 reads “Say not ye, there are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” To me, that means thinking my every need is met right here, right now. Luke 12:32 states “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Nowhere in that verse does it say later or hereafter!
Today, I will be aware and stay in the present, knowing all is well today!
Recently, I have been thinking about age, which seems to be so important in many people’s lives. An author of a Spiritual article wrote that she wondered if God had been young during Moses’ life, then older when Jesus was on earth and now, very old. Finding that humorous I begin to ponder that idea. If we are made in the image and likeness of God and reflect Him and He doesn’t age, do we really age? Then I was lead to Psalm 90:4 which reads “For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it passes by, or as a watch in the night.” Could dwelling on our age or death possibly keep us from living fully? Haven’t you met young “80-year olds” and old “30-year olds”? Today, I will focus more on living today to the fullest!
While beginning my day, a couple of scenarios come into thought and I am reminded immediately that they are temporal since they are human, not spiritual. Spiritual qualities like Love, Truth, joy, peace, kindness, compassion are the real and eternal. Today, I will be happy for the things in my life right now! Philippians 4:4, 12 state “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!…I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”
Today, I refuse to wait until this happens or that happens but grasp this moment with joy and expectancy of Good!
This morning while at my desk studying my Bible and praying, out of the corner of my eye I see movement and notice a hummingbird. While watching it, I am reminded that logically, it shouldn’t be able to fly. It’s body is too large and it’s wings, too short, but that doesn’t stop it from flying. Then Luke 1:37 comes to mind and it reads, “For nothing is impossible with God.”
That is the verse I will use today as I continue to pray for safety and protection for those effected by Hurricane Harvey. Nothing is impossible with God!
This morning as I sit at my desk and look out my back window, there are five deer, three are laying down and two are standing grooming each other. What humility and love is expressed in their actions. My heart sings as I pray with Psalm 118:24 which reads, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
The ones laying down are all facing different directions, being alert to any sudden movements. Couldn’t we learn from these blessed creatures and love more and be more alert in our thinking watching for any darkness that would attempt to rob us of our joy and peace?
In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the author says, “For those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.” What a statement!
Often, we look at the new day as a blank page and immediately go to filling it! Wouldn’t it be great to live it receptively and responsively? Just to be led by the little voice within expectant of Good would be different and a new approach. Psalm 37:23-24 states, “If the Lord delights in a man’s way, He makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand.” Today, I will be looking for new ways to express God and see Him expressed everywhere.
Today, I will listen carefully to what I am mentally entertaining. Frequently, I will ask myself “Am I listening to God” or to world thought, which daily bombards us with fear, anxiety, worry and apathy? If I feel my thoughts darkening, I will correct them immediately and proclaim “God is watching over me”.
2 Corinthians 10:5 states, “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”