Morning Prayer, Monday, December 5, 2016 - WORD(S) OF THE DAY: ENJOY TODAY
Father God, forgive me for times when I have been so anxious to get to tomorrow that I threw away the blessings of today. Amen
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and Ecclesiastes 5:18
"Sometimes we are so busy trying to count down the days that we forget to make the days count." There was never a truer statement. Remember when you were a young child how you would count the days until your next birthday, especially if you were 12 about to turn 13. You just couldn't wait to grow up. Once you are an adult you wished back for the days of your youth. Ladies who are getting married count down the days to the wedding. They can't wait to be Mrs so and so but then two years in they are wishing back on those single days before they met him. God has given us time for a reason. We sometimes try to push it forward a little too quickly and find ourselves wishing we could go back to what we perceived to be the good old days. Don't be in a rush to move ahead. Whether you are 3, 13 or 63 enjoy where you are right now. God knew what He was doing when He planned out man's life. Do you wonder why you are sometimes frustrated and anxious? It is because you are rushing to get to Point B without having enjoyed Point A. In our anxiousness to get to the next leg of life's journey, we sometimes miss the nuggets God has planted along the way for us. Look around you. Your place and position may not be ideal but that's okay. Enjoy the moment. Enjoy the day. Enjoy the blessings large or small and when you are moved forward by God and not of your own doing, it will be so much sweeter. We can take the frustration out of our lives if only we can learn to make the present day count and wait for God to move us into the future ones.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believed in him would not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16