Making the Most of Today

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. –Psalm 118:24

Today you were handed from God 24 hours to live life to the fullest. That’s 1,440 minutes or 86,400 seconds. Sometimes we get so busy and distracted we miss the fact that each rising sun brings new opportunities and adventures on this planet we call Earth. God gives us one new day at a time so that we aren’t distracted by the future or paralyzed by the past. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Make the most of today. Enjoy God’s gift to you. You can accomplish a great deal with the 1,440 minutes in a day. Today, stop and take advantage of all that God has provided for you. Here are a few suggestions:

Tell someone you love him/her.

Write a kind note to a friend.

Stop and enjoy the sunset.

Take 20 minutes of the 1,440 you have today and talk to God.

Memorize this verse: “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24.

GOING DEEPER:
1. Rewrite Psalm 118:24 in your own words.

2. What attitude does Psalm 118:24 say we should try to have about each new day that God gives us?

FURTHER READING:
Psalm 70:4

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Jim Burns

Jim Burns is the President of HomeWord. He speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has close to 2 million resources in print in 30 languages. He primarily writes and speaks on the values of HomeWord which are: Strong Marriages, Confident Parents, Empowered Kids, and Healthy Leaders. Some of his most popular books are: Confident Parenting, The Purity Code, Creating an Intimate Marriage and Closer. Jim and his wife, Cathy live Southern California and have three grown daughters, Christy, Rebecca and Heidi.

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