One day at a time
Each day I wake up, I find things may not be the same as yesterday. Some days are much better than the day before, full of joy and peace, and some days it seems like my worst nightmare has come true; like the words of a song I once heard, “I went to bed on top of the word, but when I woke up it seems like the world is on top of me.” In those times, as the day deteriorates, now I always try to remember to look for the beauty in God’s grace and love in my life. I have learnt to take it one day at a time, and each day, if I search, I can see the goodness in the world, even in small situations that I once passed over because my heart was too full of discouragement, pain, or grief.
When I unlock up my heart, and allow the Holy Spirit to open my spiritual and physical eyes, I can see the beauty of my surrounding; I can always find something to smile about and be thankful for. The grin of a baby, the playfulness of a puppy, the singing of the birds, the wave of a stranger, and other wonderful things around me; they wait for me to realize that there is joy, and most of all I am important, and I am God’s child.
Some of my favorite words of the bible are from Jesus and I want to share John 17:13 and 20, (KJV) with you.
“13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves…… I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil………20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.”
Jesus prayed for us all that we may be sanctified and one with him and the father God, and filled with the Holy Spirit, which give us peace and joy if we allow him. So each day, I look for God’s blessing even in the rainy days.
A friend of mine attends the AA (Alcoholics Anonymous} meeting and one thing the group always teaches is, “Take it one day at a time.” Not that I endorse all of the AA principles because I only believe there is one higher power, and that is God, and God can release me from all habits if I ask him; however, I do believe that each day is different, and provides a great opportunity for me to appreciate what God is doing in my life. Even in my not so good days, there is always a ray of sunshine buried somewhere under those dark clouds.
When my mother died, I thought it was the worst day possible, which indeed it was to my heart; she was my friend, prayer partner, and rock. However when I logged on to my blog, I saw renewed life in the midst of all the unhappiness in my soul. So many made comments that day, thanking me for the posts and letting me know how much they appreciated my writing; none knew she had died. To all I say THANK YOU VERY MUCH, they provided hope in my otherwise dark circumstances.
For this I give the thanks to God. Life does go on and through my words I hope he is given the awesome glory that he deserves. It is my prayer daily, that each of you that reads my blog knows and understands that he or she is loved by God. Even in your dark days, he wants to give you light and fill you with hope to continue on to the next day regardless of how you might feel. Take it one day at a time.
A prayer for One day at a time
Lord Jesus I thank you for the great love you have bestowed upon me, and I praise you for dying for me so that I may have the love of the father God.
Keep me through this day, and Holy Spirit give me the awareness of the deceit of the god of this world, and allow me the strength to make it through any trials facing me.
Lord, give me wisdom to walk in love and help those you are sending to me today, so that they too can know and understand your love.
In Jesus name I pray.
One day at a time