I Promise Devotion – 1/14/201

This week’s #ipromise principle:  Forgiveness is a promise you live not a problem you solve. Today’s #ipromise principle:  A proper plan for tomorrow is found in the faithful use of today.

If you want to waste your life, worry.  There is nothing of value in worry.

Matthew: 6:25-34 is a great read on viewing of time, days, and worry.

 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.  But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.  “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Every day in life has enough of its own stuff.  The problem is we waste our lives fretting over the past and worrying about the possibilities ahead instead of living in the moment.  I am not saying one should not consider the future, but one would should not count on it.  I am not saying one should not consider the past, but I am saying one should learn from it…and move on.

The biggest thing you can do to deal with the failures of yesterday is to sincerely seek forgiveness today.  Then choose to live in that forgiveness.

The best thing you can do about tomorrow is to be faithful and diligent in what you do today.  Worry is a life well-wasted.

Don’t forget yesterday, be forgiven.  Don’t fret tomorrow, be ready.

Today is the day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

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