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Can You Live for a Day?

At the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic, the world almost ground to a halt.

Our daily activities especially those to do with movement of goods and people, were greatly curtailed.

Suddenly, the impact of daily activities to our well being was clear as the world watched in shock when even the largest economies like America registered job losses by the millions.

Those who lost jobs quickly are mainly those that depend on a smaller earning unit equated to wages which is paid daily and at most weekly.

The wider effect was that even those that kept their jobs would eventually feel the impact of down scaling.

When God created heaven and earth, it was pleasing to Him to set day and night as one of His

ordinances, in Genesis 1:5, and as a fixed unit in our existence. The impact of a day can become the

change of a lifetime.

In Deuteronomy 24:12-13, God commands, ‘If your neighbor is poor and gives you his cloak as security for a loan, do not keep the cloak overnight. Return the cloak to its owner by sunset so he can stay warm through the night and bless you, and the LORD your God will count you as righteous.’

It is therefore important to number our days as the psalmist prayed, 'so teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.' (Psalms 90:12)

Are you able to draw in everything meant for the day by giving your best but also by being aware of what God has made available for us each day?

For example, the Bible says:

Psalms 65:8 God makes the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.

Deuteronomy 28:6 Blesses our coming in and our going out.

Psalms 68:19 Daily loads us with benefits.

Lamentations 3:23 Gives us new mercies every morning.

How do we access these beautiful spiritual blessings? We experience them many times without our realization but it works even better when we ask.

Jesus instructed us to ask in prayer ‘Give us this day our daily bread’. Our daily bread is the word of God, our daily bread is our daily work and earnings, our daily bread may be the need for courage or grace to deal with various situations.

Ultimately our daily bread may include everything that God wants his children to access for the day. Therefore let us consciously claim these blessings in prayer to God and ultimately give thanks.

Most importantly every single day we should be aware that God has made it clear for the believer that we are not alone and that he has made provision for the day, no matter what it brings.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34


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