• Melica Peters

One Day at a Time


God has placed in every one of us a desire for Him. When we recognize it and give our lives to the Lord, that desire grows into a relationship. The relationship that best mirrors that which is between us and the Lord is a marital relationship. In a marriage each spouse seeks to give the other the best of themselves; and so it is with us and the Lord. We want to give Him our all. However, the ups and downs of life and the human experience can cause us to feel like that is impossible. But God wants us to know that He sees us and He understands. Although He wants our all, it is not to exude His power over us but rather to display His power through us; therefore causing us to experience life in abundance. We achieve this by true surrender. What does that mean? Letting our desire for God overtake the desires of this life -- submitting to His will and authority. That sounds deep but it really isn't because God is faithful. He is so faithful that He teaches us how to surrender, and He does this one day at a time, one step at time.


We must remember that our lives consist of where we have been, where we are now and where we will be. So our mission has to be to obey God today.

Make a decision to accomplish God’s will for each new day.

Find out what God wants you to do for that day and do it.

Do not concern yourself with what needs to be done later do what God wants you to do today.

If your plans for later are in God’s will then His direction to you today will be for the fulfillment of that plan.

While trying to prioritize tomorrow, today, we are bound to neglect something from today. Matthew 6:34 says,

So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Also in James 4:14-15 it says,

“How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”

Does this mean that we live impulsively? Absolutely not; it means that we walk by faith, knowing that God is already in tomorrow, and His directions to us today, prepares us for tomorrow.

As we live for God one day at it time, we will look back and realize that we have given Him our entire lives.

Without a doubt, the responsibilities of life requires planning, but God has called us to live a balanced life by simply placing your entire life in the His care. When we surrender it all to God, He will perfect that which concerns us (Psalm 138:8). He will give us the wisdom we need to manage our lives in a way that will leave nothing lacking. Our responsibility is to acknowledge Him in all our ways and consider all we do as the work of the Lord. Then will we find the balance that we need and the grace to live for Him today.




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