With the New Year just a short distance behind us, I thought it might be good to share a reminder in today’s Victory Call. The simple reminder is this: resolve to live in today—not tomorrow and certainly not yesterday—TODAY!
This is the day that you are in—LIVE IN IT!
One of my Facebook friends, Timothy S. Shorey, is a pastor whose typical post is truth-filled. One of his posts prompted the above statement. Read on to glean more from his wisdom:
His post was titled: Time Lesson-Resolutions for the New Year—and Every Day in It
…By God’s grace and for God’s praise, let’s resolve to:
Remember yesterday, but don’t romanticize it.
Seize today but don’t cling to it.
Live for tomorrow but not in it….
He goes on to share deep truths from Scripture that we would do well to ponder and remember.
“I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes I will remember your wonders of old.” Psalm 77:10
“Say not ‘Why were the former days better than these’ for it is not from wisdom that you ask this.” Ecclesiastes 7:10
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might.” Ecclesiastes 9:10
“I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:12-13
“The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13
“One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind, and straining forward for what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13
Dear sisters, the best way to live TODAY is to remember the Word of God. Though written so very long ago, it never ceases to be life and health for us in our today. Apart from it we cannot and will not live as well as we could today.
So, the encouragement I leave you with today is drink well and eat well of the water and meat of the Word of Life. Then go and be in your day for the glory of God.
Stephanie D. Paul
Stephanie serves as part of the Addiction Recovery Team at America’s Keswick as Director of Women of Character. She has been married for over 30 years to Sesky Paul who is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy. They have two grown children.
Her single focus in ministry at Keswick is to image Christ in grace and truth to wounded and hurting women, encouraging them to make Jesus the truest Lover of their soul and the One in whom all hope lies.