Great Christian inspiration starts with truth and is based on the wisdom of God. And one of the truths that God teaches us through His Word is the wisdom that this is the day. This day!
Whatever it is that God has for you to do, wherever the Lord is leading you on your life journey, today is the day. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Today, this day, press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Paul said it this way to his friends in Philippi: "Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.” (Philippians 3: 12-16 NKJV)
Paul is saying, I don’t have this down perfectly, but I keep pressing on, letting go of past issues, living today, this day, yet looking forward, pressing on toward the goal. Like a soccer player kicking the ball down the field, Paul tells us to press on toward the goal.
Like Paul, I haven’t perfected it either. But still I know, we know: This. Is. The. Day!
So, seize the day for Christ. This is the day to do what you need to do. Today. This day press on and pray.
Heavenly Father, Jesus taught us to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread.” Help us then live for you, pressing on, doing what we need to do today, this day, as you abundantly provide for this day.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
Audrey Marie Hessler
Audrey Marie Hessler,