Monday, March 9, 2015

Day 18 of My Lenten Journey

18.  Going Through the Motions

This is the day that The Lord made!  Let us rejoice and be glad in it!  Psalm 118:24

It's easy to get stuck in the every day motions or work, school, chores, errands, etc.  But, God wants more than that for our lives.  I hate to use the phrase "carpe diem" meaning seize the day, because it has some self-serving, over indulging ideas associated with it, but God doesn't want us to waste the moments we have been given.

Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.  Ephesians 5:15-16

We must be intentional.  Find god's purpose for your day.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares The Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11

Forget the past which you cannot change.

Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. Isaiah 43:18

Face the present.

Give us this day our daily bread.  Matthew 6:11

Do not worry for the future.

Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Matthew 6:34

Invest in each moment and be attentive to what God is doing and receive more.

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