From my pillow, only moments from waking to a new day it becomes very clear that yesterday is over and tomorrow is not here yet. All things are new and this new experience begins once my feet hit the floor.
It is ‘Today’.
The only thing we need is ‘Today’. In prayer at the bed side my heart focuses on God and how very elegant such a concept is, the fact that He gives us each day unto itself. Every day we awake to find a new start, fresh and filled with possibilities…‘Today’.
Jesus explained that ‘Today’ is all we have, and that in it we are covered and provided for. God desires that we take today as it is; a gift to be opened minute by minute.
It makes sense. An hourly walk in the present is vastly more satisfying than to stress over what ‘could’ have been or fretting about things that ‘might’ happen outside of this hour. Breathe the day. Feast in all that God has given and all He will supply in this day…today.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:25-34)
As the day comes to a close, when the work is finished and the house is still; this is the hour of worship I have longed for. My heart is led into the place with music that opens the spirit to His calling. No more running to meet the demands, all duties are set aside to find a place in His presence.
It is Saturday night and this house is an altar, a tabernacle of joy in Christ. “God hear this song of praise, take these tears of thanksgiving and please accept my humble worship. All to You God, all to my Savior.
Forever I belong to You, walk with me LORD.”
Today has come full circle, and tomorrow ‘Today‘ will rise anew.
Selah סֶלָה >
There are a few topics that are being given prayer. No new writing shall be uploaded until He gives the word “go”.
How are we to interact with those we touch without being self-centered? It sounds negative but perhaps there is an upside to this that brings light to our communications. As people of Christ- we may ask someone to join in prayer when they need it, as an open ended invitation. However following that our typical manner is to prod and push for the prayer to begin as soon as possible. We drive it into happening via our conversations with the invited party. That makes it a self-centered act, even if holy at inception. Why? Because we are then serving our own need to find verification and acceptance in those we value. In doing so we have dis-barred the Holy Spirit from enacting the intercession and prayer.
Why does God love us? We are told Jesus loves the little children, that God is love. These are truths and cannot be changed. But WHY does the One who owns the universe love us? Why does He even care about His created beings? Should He? Why should He? God’s Gift so rightly explained to me that we are made in God’s own image. He is imparted and vested into us. His desire is to share, commune and to have a deeply passionate relationship with us, His created ones.
This brings my soul so much joy! Praise him, let everything praise the Lord.