LOOK AT THIS DAY ~
Darlene "Speedy" gave me a small sign that says, "LIVE IN TODAY". I look at this sign as it hangs on my wall. It is valuable because I see the importance of living in this day. This is the day that God has made and it's up to each of us how we deal with it. We can live in joys of today, sorrows of yesterdays or a mixture of both. Yet, pressing toward God in knowing that he does great things. Each of us will experience sorrows because that's life. It is how we handle our sorrows that matter. It is how we handle words said to us that matter. Is it how we handle the next day ahead that matters.
Philippians 3:13-17 New International Version (NIV)
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Following Paul’s Example15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.17 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.
LOOK AT THIS DAY ~
We press toward the goal of God and heaven in life. Someday this life will be over and our example will be left behind. Each day we can make a difference in our own lives and those around us. Living to become a better person and not a bitter person. Life is short and following the example of kindness is valuable daily. Doesn't it just feel nice when a stranger smiles or says, "have a good day". I enjoy saying Hi to people and saying, "have a good day". We just never know what one person is going through in life. Each day is a true gift of God and we can use it to the good.
If your mind go back to hard places or hard things to face this day, please know that your are not alone. God has brought you to the blog and know that I care. God will place real friends around you and draw you to a place of worship. Maybe you don't attend a church right now and it's hard to find one. Look for one who teaches the Bible and people are friendly. If you live close to Napa Ca, I want to invite you to my church, "Hillside Christian Church 100 Anderson Road". It is a friendly church and teaches the word of God.
Please remember that people are human and some people speak wrong words. Don't focus on the negative words spoken to you, but the words that Jesus spoke.
2 Corinthians 5:17-19 New International Version (NIV)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christand gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
A new day, a new beginning and a new start to do this day in fullness of joy. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.