"Today" in the life of a Christian

            The Word of God has much to say about living in the day you are in. If you were to do a search in Strong’s Concordance you would find hundreds of references to “the day,” this day,” and “today.” There is a reason for that:  It is God’s time measurement. In the beginning, He created on a daily basis. And, according to the account in Genesis, God’s day starts in the evening, probably around sundown (Genesis 1:5: “And the evening and the morning were the first day).

             We are called to be in the present moment . . . in today. Charles Spurgeon (in his devotional titled Morning and Evening) says that “. . . we have no other time in which to live. The past is gone; the future has not arrived; we never shall have any time but time present.”

             “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24). This current day is a gift from God to us. The Word tells us to rejoice and be glad in it.  We have a choice to make every single day. We can let the day take us where it goes . . . or we can take hold of the day and choose to do what God says to do.

            Every morning, along with my first cup of coffee, I make the choice to rejoice and be glad in the day at hand; I choose life and blessing for the day; I choose to walk in His way, His will, His purpose, and His plan for my day. I choose to “cease recalling disappointments” (Psalms 48:13) from days gone by. I decide each morning that I will not stress about what may lie ahead. I don’t want to miss fellowship with the Lord in this very present day that I have.