This little message is what God was saying to me early this morning. Perhaps these words will encourage you too?
Good morning, Gaye.
Today is a gift I am giving you. What are you going to do with it?
You will have options – how you spend your time, who you spend time with, the work you do. And you will make choices – what you focus on, what you eat, what you think about. Consider your options and choices intentionally.
Every decision you make is creating your life. At the end of today, will you look back and know that you contributed to a healthier mind, body, and spirit? Will your soul be nourished and renewed? Or will you know you have weakened this place of muscles and bones and tendons and brain tissue that God has given you to live, and discouragement becomes your pillow companion?
You will also face times today when worry will be your natural reaction. I’ve seen you stumble through that messiness. “What if…” “How will it get better?” “What if it never changes?” This is a big one for you, Gaye. What will you do when you are tempted to focus on the challenges and worry about things you can’t control? You know what you should do, right? Yes, you do. Worry and fear cannot reside in the same place. So, get you little mind off the problem, stop trying to fix it, and lay it at my feet—The One Who Cares The Most. The One who can fix and solve and meet and heal and resolve.
What will today’s “This is livin’” moments be for you, Gaye? Whose day will be better because you were part of theirs? Remember…create great moments, and you will create a great life. Don’t miss the moments. Celebrate them. Live them deeply.
Think about the story you are writing with your life. You only get to write it once, you know. Make it a good one. Write a story that celebrates every gift of today. A story that is filled with redemption, forgiveness, hope, peace…and my unconditional love and everlasting presence.
Whatever comes your way today, Gaye, I am with you. There will never be a moment when I am not right beside you, seeing exactly what is going on in your world, caring about every single detail. I love you, Gaye, and I created you so that you might live a life filled with faith and joy…a rich, full life. Take the time to look around and see Me.
You have today, Gaye. It is a precious gift.
Live it with care.