Chapter 162 [Day 315]: Wednesday 27 January
ONE DAY AT A TIME
Good morning everyone
Back in the 1970’s a Country and Western-style Christian song was written by Marijohn Wilkin and Kris Kristofferson and subsequently "One Day at a Time" has been recorded by over 200 artists and reached No.1 in several countries. The lyrics contain the following lines -
One day at a time sweet Jesus that's all I'm asking from you
Give me the strength to do every day what I have to do
Yesterday's gone sweet Jesus and tomorrow may never be mine
So for my sake teach me to take one day at a time.
Here’s a video of 93 year old grandma Nita Talley singing, accompanied by her son Gary >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNc6WI636XU
The Lord’s Prayer contains the line – ‘Give us today our daily bread’. Note it says ‘daily bread’ – not a week’s or month’s supply stashed in the larder. Just enough for this day. Note the prayer that our Lord taught us to say does not say give us enough for this week or month; it presupposes that we trust God day by day. The challenges of life come daily, not weekly so the Lord’s advice is to live one day at a time.
It’s not wrong to think about the future, to make provision for the future or to be looking forward to future events, but all subjected to the will of God. But we are commanded not to worry about tomorrow but to live one day at a time. (see Matthew 6:34)
Next Sunday in our ‘Overcomers’ series the topic is ‘Overcoming anxiety with peace’ and that is a lesson we all need to learn and apply day by day. The way we get through life crises is one day at a time. The only way to get through sickness is one day at a time. We get through family or relationship crises one day at a time. Why? Because God has ordained that life moves at the pace of one day at a time. All He wants is for us to keep in step with Him and trust Him for today.
So let’s be thankful that God has given us another new day and rejoice in it >>> THIS IS THE DAY
Barbara Tough is steadily recovering at home and gaining strength and confidence to move around more easily. She has been visited at home by her GP and has an occupational therapist calling. She is enjoying her new stairlift and even Bill is sneaking rides up and down the stairs on it!
We’ll be in touch again on Sunday morning with our video service entitled ‘Overcoming Anxiety with Peace’