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Only Today Matters

Today matters and today, a new day dawns

It's great to be reminded of this!


There are three days in every week at which you should not worry, three days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is yesterday, with its mistakes, cares, faults, blunders, aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond your control. All the money in the world in the world cannot bring back yesterday. You cannot undo a single act you performed; you cannot undo a single word you said yesterday - it's gone. You can make amends (if needed), but you can't change what occurred.


Another day you should not worry about is tomorrow, with its possible adversities, burdens, promise, and unknowns. Tomorrow is beyond your immediate control though you can trust God with it. Tomorrow's sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds but it will rise. Until it does, you have no stake in tomorrow. It has yet to be born.


Today is what matters. Anyone can fight the battles of just one day. It's only when you add the burdens of those two awful eternities - yesterday and tomorrow - that we break down. It's not the experience of today that drives people mad, it's the remorse of bitterness for something that happened yesterday, or the dread of what tomorrow may bring so let's just fully live one day at a time. God, in Philippians 4:6 & 7 says, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Matthew 6:34 says, "Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." So, let go of past worries and don't concern yourself with tomorrow's troubles. Live for Him today and be angels of light to this generation.


Both the Matthew and Philippian scriptures are for yesterday, today, and tomorrow. It's for ALL days and it's true, you only have today and it's the one that matters. The question is, how do you want to live it? In peace and tranquility or in turmoil and being unsettled inside?


"Be anxious for nothing" is telling you how you are to live and the following parts of this verse tell you how to be able to be anxious for nothing. As you go to God with everything and do so by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, you will have peace.


One huge part of how you go to God by prayer and supplication is with thanksgiving. It's hard to be fretful and worried when you are grateful and full of thanks! Your heart might even change and become grateful for what you are going through as you see what you are learning from it! This does not mean that you say how happy you are that your car broke down or your son broke his leg. Of course, those things don't make us happy. It's what you do when these things happen that makes the difference in living out being anxious for nothing.


In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus said, "Don't worry about tomorrow, what you will drink, what you will eat what you should wear." He doesn't want you or any of us to live worrying about our needs or worry at all. It's also not physically healthy to worry, and science has identified that worry doesn't help our physical bodies. How Worry Affects the Body


In order to not worry, it's about trust, right? You can trust God to show you the way and/or the truth of what you are faced with. Ask, Seek, and Knock...if you continuously do this, you will find your way with God's help.


I have memorized Philippians 4:6 & 7 and continue to recite them as I train myself to the truth of God's admonition to us to not worry. If you do the same, we can do this, together!


It's life-changing!


In His Service,

Nancy





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