This Abundant Life

This Abundant Life
"I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." - John 10:10

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

THIS is the Day That the Lord Has Made!

"But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed." 2 Peter 3:10

I often have trouble with the "taking one day at a time" thing. I do not enjoy the ultimate time-line of ONE day. One day is short and the next, u
ncertain, day follows so closely behind it...and you have to start all over again.

I could go on to examine why I might be someone who doesn't like this...but, inevitably, that would just leave us unraveling the less healthy side to me and concluding that the Lord will surely continue to change me into someone who more closely resembles Himself. So, we'll move on...

Gwendolyn and I (and Dave The Dog) went on a walk this morning. It was 7:30am, which would normally be unbearable this time of year in Tucson. But, it was really over-cast this morning and there was no fiery sun t
o cook us today. I was loving it and really enjoying the time and thinking, "I wish it could be like this every morning so that I don't have to try and get out at 6am" (which I've been very unsuccessful at).

That's when these words in 2 Peter came to me...these words and the words of the song: This Is the Day That the Lord Has Made (which I sing to Gwendolyn when she is being really whiney).

We don't even know if we have tomorrow. For all I know, THIS is the last day on earth that I have, or the last day I have with my husband or child.

Now, I know that Jesus Christ died and was raised again, so that what waits for me at the end of this world is more wonderful than anything I will ever experience...but I want to enjoy my life while I am in it and live like there is a perfect God in charge of it.

THIS is the day that the Lord has Made! His blessings are abundant TODAY! I would be wise to gobble them up and Enjoy them...for today!


The 4 Rohrers said...

Great attitude! Good reminder to me!

The Williams said...

that is so true! I sing that song to Clair in the mornings. It is such a lovely reminder of how God provides!

Sarah said...

so glad you reminded everyone to be grateful...

I am having a difficult time with this exact thing the past few days. We received some really bad news and I am feeling very down and abandoned.

Thank you for the reminder to try and focus on the positives!

Kyra said...

Oh how I needed to hear this! Such an encouraging word, Jenn :)