This is the day the Lord has made!

This is the day the Lord has made!

Each day is a rich and precious gift from God, with new grace and new opportunities.

7/26/20213 min

By ActiveChristianity

This is the day the Lord has made!

“This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24. Each day is a rich and precious gift from God, with new grace and new opportunities.

Jesus says that we have only this one day, and we must not be worried about tomorrow. Even when it has gone badly before, it can be completely new and glorious today. If there is something that troubles our conscience from the past, we have more than enough grace and power to bring it in order today.

Let us be glad

As the Bible says, let us be glad and rejoice over each day. It is the Lord who has made it and planned it for us. He is faithful and takes care that today we will not be tempted and tested more than we can bear. He will make the temptation and the way out so that we can bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13.) We also know that today all things will work together for our good. (Romans 8:28.) Today God has planned all the good things we must do, and we will have more than enough grace and strength to do them. (Ephesians 2:10.)

We must learn to live as if each day is our last.

Today could be the only day, the last day we have to show all goodness and love to each other. Today we must make Jesus’ name great in everything we say and do, and be good to all people, even those who are unkind to us.

It is today that we shall endure, suffer, and bear everything with joy, fully believing that God is in control. Today we shall be bold and not lose courage, but rather look to the things that are not seen, because then our troubles will be light, lasting only for a short while and will give us an eternal glory that is much greater than the troubles. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18.)

This is the day the Lord has made

What I'm commanding you today is not too hard for you. It isn't beyond your reach.” Deuteronomy 30:11 (NIRV). “No, the message isn't far away at all. In fact, it's really near you. It's in your mouth and in your heart so that you can obey it. Today I'm giving you a choice. You can have life and success. Or you can have death and harm. I'm commanding you today to love the LORD your God. I'm commanding you to live exactly as he wants you to live. You must obey his commands, rules and laws. Then you will live…” Deuteronomy 30:14-16 (NIRV).

Today I choose between life and success, or death and harm by either receiving or rejecting God’s laws written in my heart. “Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: ‘Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts…’” Hebrews 3:7-8.

The decisions we make today are extremely important for eternity! Jesus will come to fetch those who are waiting for Him today and are ready to meet Him. They are the children of the light and of the day.

This is the day the Lord has made!

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This article is based on an article by Aksel J. Smith, first published under the title “This is the Day” in the BCC periodical “Skjulte Skatter” (“Hidden Treasures”) in 1975. It has been adapted with permission for use on this website.

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