Saturday, October 1, 2011

Abiding in Christ - Day by Day - Day 14

The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. ~ Exodus 16:4

When the children of Israel were in the wilderness, God provided their food in the form of manna, which was gathered early in the morning and was enough for each day.

God's design is that we live ONE DAY AT A TIME.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.~ Matthew 6:34

Only today is yours; tomorrow is the Father's.

"Accept, enjoy, and fulfill with your whole heart the part you have to perform this day. His presence and grace enjoyed today will remove all doubt as to whether you can entrust tomorrow to Him, too!" P 87, Abiding in Christ by Andrew Murray

Don't look at life as a great big whole and neglect the little you have to do today.  If you look at the years ahead, pondering what will happen with relationships, or finances, or health, or politics, you may start to think you cannot possibly live sweetly abiding in Christ.  The way looks long and difficult.

But you only have to think about the little assignments God has planned for you to do today.

This is the work of each new morning:
                      the distinct renewal of surrender and trust
for life moment by moment.
                  As we look forward in the morning,
                                or look back in the evening,
                                                  weighing the moments,
we learn to value them and use them rightly.

When you awaken, thank God for this new day, a day given to abide in and grow up in Christ Jesus!

In the morning, when all is fresh and quiet,
                   look ahead and consider the duties and temptations you will face. 
Cast them all on Jesus, your manna, your nourishment, your strength, your life.

Each day of faithfulness brings a blessing for the next,
                                 making both the trust and the surrender easier.

The moments make up days.

The days make up a life.


Remember that you will give an account for every word. Respond with wisdom and grace, please.