THE DAILY JOURNEY
The daily journey. For the great majority who will read these words today, this is simply another day in your life. The simple fact is, it is a day that will come and go like most days in our life do. Some will celebrate this day because it is your birthday. For others it will be special because it marks an anniversary of some sort. However for most, it will simply be another day in this journey we are on called life.
If there is one thing that God has called me to do each day, is to use this Devotional to share the very real day to day life experiences that we all face on our journey, put it in the context of our faith in Christ, and share the love and hope that we have in the Lord. Most days will be like today. Nothing special. Nothing of any great significance. Just another day. My desire today is two-fold.
First, to help you realize that NO DAY is "just another day."
Second, to help you get through days like today despite the trials and tribulations you may be facing in your life.
The point is, LIFE IS SHORT! DON'T TAKE EVEN ONE DAY FOR GRANTED!
The Bible tells us that tomorrow is promised to NOBODY! We take most days for granted because we have "tomorrow," "next week," "next month," "next year." The fact is, God said tomorrow is not promised to anyone! MAKE THIS DAY SPECIAL IN SOME WAY.
Many of you are facing huge issues in your life. You are dealing with the trials and tribulations of day to day life, and facing incredible challenges. How are you supposed to handles the challenges of life each day? Most find avenues of escape. Tobacco, alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, TV, food, shopping, and a myriad of other things to help you "cope" with life's problems. Let me tell you today. There is only ONE WAY to "cope." That is through the strength and direction that you can only get from God Himself! Everything else are just temporary diversions and not answers to the problems that you have. In fact, these diversions ultimately become entire new problems. ONLY God can help you deal with the day to day issues that we all face along this journey called life.
Your day to day walk with Jesus, your time with Him in prayer, your time with Him reading the Word is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING that you will do today.
Why? It is your time to connect with the one who loved you so much that HE died for you. It is your time to "hear" from Him on things that He is asking you to do. It is your time to share with Him your problems. It is your time for Him to give you wisdom and guidance to handle those problems.
Pray that you will realize that today is NOT just "another day." Pray that in spite of whatever challenges that you have, you will find your strength and hope in the Lord to see you through. It is no accident that God woke you up this morning. It is no accident that you are alive today. HE has a specific plan and purpose for your life today. Take the time to have a chat with the Lord, and ENJOY this wonderful day. When it is over, it is never coming back, you will never be able to live it again, so enjoy it for what it is..a gift from God!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
If you have not made the decision to accept Christ into your heart and life by faith, the Bible says that TODAY is the day of salvation. Pray to ask God to open your heart, read the words, pray the prayer, and accept today God's gift to you of everlasting life through His son Jesus Christ.