Keep It in Today

 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. -Matthew 6:34 (NLT)

People beginning recovery from a substance addiction are often encouraged by fellow addicts to “keep in the day” and to stay clean for just 24 hours at a time. People that have been in such recovery programs for years will usually tell you that it took them a few years to really understand the concept– beyond just staying away from a drink or some drug for a day.

Obviously we know as Christians that it is not just a good idea for addicts and alcoholics to look to the day [and not beyond] when living their lives, it’s good advice for anybody. When I look at the reality of the spiritual warfare I am faced with each and every day and the call from Christ to be His follower, it is all I can do to try and live up to the task with the Holy Spirit’s help. Therefore, all my prayerful focus needs to be in today– and not tomorrow. Besides, there is no tomorrow– it’s always today. At the stroke of midnight, a new today begins once more.

May God bless you richly as you ponder what it means to live today for Him.

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