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One day at a time

Realize that the now is all we have. The past is just a story and the future is a complete mystery. This is it. Now.- Eckhart Tolle

Psalm 68:19 (NIV)- Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.
Have you ever thought how difficult it is to adhere to the advice given by the wise and in many parts of the Bible to “Take one day at a time”? You probably ask, how am I suppose to do this when I know that there are things like bills, an exam, an unpleasant appointment or something major pending for tomorrow? When I know what today looks like and my lack of hope propels me to think that there is no way tomorrow can be better than today? When you look ahead and you are not able to see light.

Remaining in the present, controlling your thoughts to solely remain in the present is certainly a challenge. A wise person once told me this “Realize that the now is all we have. The past is just a story and the future is a complete mystery. This is it. Now.” Predicting, assuming, replaying, or guessing does us no good. It is better to focus on what you have, the things you can see now what is in front of you.

Training your thoughts and actions to remain in the present and to take one day at a time, requires, gratitude to experience the present day, trust to know that God is in control, self-control not to take your thoughts to the past or to the future, and faith to know that all you need for today is already provided. Today’s verse is a reminder that Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. He has us in the palm of his hands, he provides everything we need for today, and he gives us the strength to take life one day at a time, one step at a time.

Dear God,

Thank you for the reminder to take life one day at a time. That replaying the past or trying to forecast the future does no good. I pray that all your children know that you replenish them daily with what they need. You bear their burdens daily. That they learn to trust you one day at a time. I ask this in your son Jesus’ name. Amen!
 

 

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