Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday in the Word

Psalm 118:24

This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

I'm living ahead of myself. I am thinking ahead. Planning ahead. Moving ahead. Living for plans I've made and things that need to be done. This is nothing new. We all do it. It's life, I think. But...in the process...it seems I am missing out on what's right in front of me. And that something is...this day.

So...on this day...I am going to be thankful. I am going to be in the now...at work...at home...with my family...while I'm making dinner...and even while I'm doing the laundry. And I will be glad. I will rejoice. I am going to thank God for this day. There are no guarantees, right? So if I really think about it, today is a gift. Each breath I've taken...each time my heart has beat one more time...is because God has seen fit to give me the gift...of this day. Thank you, God...I pray that You will show me great and unsearchable things today as I focus on You...and on this day.

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Yes, I think we all do it, and that's why today is called the "present". It's a gift. Thanks for the reminder!

Mari said...

great reminder...thanks. (I think I'm stuck in the PAST...having a hard time letting go of what was)

xoxo

underthebigbluesky said...

michelle, you have no idea how much i needed this! Wow, great, gentle reminder!

Erin Butson said...

So true + so tough! Thank you for this reminder. I need it every day.

Christina said...
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Christina said...

this is beautiful!
thank you, God. Thank you!
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what a wonderful reminder, Michelle.
xoxo