Each Day is a Gift
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.2 Corinthians 4:16
This verse is telling us that we are all approaching physical death but our emphases is on our inner self, our eternal spirit, which is our personality, thoughts, and emotions. We naturally take care of our bodies because it is the temple for the Holy Spirit, but many people live for their temporary flesh while Christians live for their eternal soul.
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. (Proverbs 27:1) Live each day focused on serving the Lord because you never know what the Lord may bring into your life this day. You may have the opportunity to point souls to Christ. If you see every day as gift, an opportunity, then pray for the Lord’s guidance with motivation to serve him this day.
Let the beginning of each new day motivate you be a light for Christ and invite the Lord to go with you throughout the day. My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness. (Isaiah 26:9) In the last days God’s judgments will fall on the earth to turn people to Christ and to punish those who rejected Christ. Each day is opportunity to point souls to Christ because fear is upon unbelievers and the Truth can set them free.
Let each day motivate you to serve the Lord and see this day as a gift from God to use for his glory. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34) The Lord tells us not to worry about tomorrow but to focus on today’s troubles or challenges. Remember the only time you can serve the Lord is today. We can’t serve the Lord tomorrow until tomorrow and we can’t serve the Lord yesterday because it is gone. We can only serve the Lord today.
Today Lord, guide me to serve you, to reflect your love and salvation to others. Help me to keep my mind on today and on each moment for an opportunity to minister to someone. Don’t let Satan cause my mind to drift into sinful thoughts, but to set my mind on things above.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you or each day of life for each day is a gift. Guide me in the Spirit to live each day for your glory, bringing Christ to the world guided by the Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen