The Scriptures tell me that each day is from the Lord. Psalm 118:24 tells us that every day we see another sunrise we can say, “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” We can also learn a few other things about our lives as a result of this verse. If God made this day He has purposes for giving it to us. We also learn from Matthew 6:33-34 that in this day we are to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all the other things (food and clothing specifically) will be added to us. We are not to worry about tomorrow, for each day itself has enough trouble of its own. James adds to this by reminding us in chapter 4:5 of his letter that we should say, “If the Lord wills, we will do this or that.” Now, seeing what the Scripture says, let’s draw a few conclusions.
First, we need to see every day as a gift from God. If you are alive—God has a reason for you to be. If you are alive—be thankful. If you are alive—live purposefully. Rejoice and be glad in the gift of this day and let the whole world know that you receive it as a marvelous gift from God Himself! Second, we need to spend every day seeking God’s kingdom and glory. Actually Scripture says these are the two things we should seek FIRST every day. Ask yourself whether you are submitted to God as King and His Kingdom as your primary focus. Ask yourself whether this day is for “your glory” or “His.” Third, we need to view every day as God’s. God gave us this day—therefore what we do in it should be a matter of knowing what He wills. If the Lord wills, we will do what we planned this day—making certain that what we plan has been planned in His presence and in submission to His Spirit and His Word.
Every new day we receive is a gift. An honest appraisal of this would tell us that all we can really guarantee is how we live today. Oh, dear saints—spend every day this week well—for God’s glory!