“This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24. Each day is a precious gift from God, with new grace and new opportunities.
Jesus says that we have only today, and we must not worry about tomorrow. Even if it has gone badly before, it can be completely new and glorious today. If there is something that bothers 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 happy for 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 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 He has good works planned for us, 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 have to glorify Jesus' name in everything we say and do and to show our love to bad and good people alike. (Matthew 5:45.)
It is today that we shall endure, suffer, and bear everything with joy, because we fully believe that God is in control. Today we shall be bold and not lose courage, but look at the things that are not seen, because our small trouble that is only for a short time will bring us an eternal glory that is far greater than anything we can imagine. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18.)
This is the day the Lord has made
“This command I give you today is not too hard for you; it is not beyond what you can do.” Deuteronomy 30:11 (NCV). “The word is very close to you. It’s in your mouth and in your heart, waiting for you to do it. Look here! Today I’ve set before you life and what’s good versus death and what’s wrong. If you obey the LORD your God’s commandments that I’m commanding you right now by loving the LORD your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments, his regulations, and his case laws, then you will live and thrive…” Deuteronomy 30:14-16 (CEB).
Today I choose between life and what’s good, and death and what’s wrong by either receiving or rejecting the laws of the Spirit that are 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 light and of the day.
This is the day the Lord has made!