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ONE DAY AT A TIME

As I write this devotion, I am reminded of my first Pastor, The Reverend Edward L. Satchell who pastored the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in South Philadelphia. He would often preach and teach about the need to take one day at a time. I watched how he was moved with compassion when the choir sang that song. The song rings true today. The ability to take one day at a time and not borrow tomorrow’s struggles living each day to its fullest. We often miss today’s blessings for we have already jumped ahead to the future. Each day is a blessing for this is the day the Lord has made, and we shall rejoice and be glad in it. If we could only take advantage of today’s blessings And trust that God sends new mercies each day. Sufficient is this day that God has given to us. Matthew 6:34 is our text for this day:

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”

Don’t be anxious about tomorrow, Matthew writes. Tomorrow will take care of itself. This is hard counsel. However, Jesus lived it, and He wants us to live it also. Matthew calls us to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all things will be added unto you. He speaks of making God’s Kingdom our priority to learn the blessings that come when we rely on Jesus. Jesus conquered worry by keeping His eye and mind on the Kingdom. When we keep our minds on the Lord, we are assured that each day we are in the Master’s hands. We learn the lesson to Take One Day at a Time.