Written by: Tim Wood

That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long. Psalm 71:8

This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

 God determines the number of your days, but you determine how they are spent.  Both of these Psalms tell us to spend time praising God during our day.  Yesterday is a cancelled check, tomorrow is a promissory note, today is all you’ve got.  Worry will keep us from praising God. Someone said there are two days in every week that you should never worry about – yesterday and tomorrow. John Boykin wrote, “Yesterday was for learning; tomorrow will be a consequence of what I do today. Today I will face life with the conviction that this day will never return, that it may be the last opportunity I’ll have to contribute because there’s no guarantee I’ll see tomorrow. Today I will be courageous enough not to let opportunity pass me by; my only alternative will be to succeed. Today I will invest my most valuable resource, my time, into my most important possession, the life God has given me. I’ll spend each minute purposefully, making today a unique opportunity. I’ll tackle each obstacle knowing that with God’s help I can overcome it. Today I will resist doubt and pessimism and warm my world with a smile. I’ll maintain a strong faith, expect nothing but the best, take time to be happy, see every task as an opportunity to honor the Lord, and endeavor to leave His footprints on the hearts of those I meet.” Time is your life—nothing more, nothing less. The way you spend your hours and your days, is the way you spend your life.”

So pray, “Lord, help me to make the most of this day.”