Today is a gift from God,
A day unlike all the rest;
A brand new opportunity
To bring out our very best.
Today is a wondrous thing;
A day full of life on God’s earth;
A day to invest all our love
To make today something of worth.
Today is a chance to inspire,
To worship, to lead, to teach;
To help others searching for truth,
And to show them how high they can reach.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 NLT
A new day. A new month. A new year.
So what are you going to do with it? In the beginning, God did something good. He created something of infinite wonder and beauty.
Should you not do something good with the beginning that you have stretched out before you right now?
Of course you cannot do anything as remotely spectacular as what God did, but then, He doesn’t expect that. If you feel unsure or tentative about your ability to do anything that will have any impact at all, perhaps the words of Helen Keller will serve to reassure you:
“I am only one. But still, I am one. I cannot do everything. But still, I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I CAN do!”
God is love, and He showed us His love by creating the world and the life that was to inhabit it. A good way for you to begin would be to return that love with a commitment to try a little harder each day to make His creation a better place. You can do this by spending a little time each day reading the Bible and asking God for help in understanding His Word and putting into practice the simple concepts repeated throughout its many inspiring pages.
None of us will ever be perfect, but we do have the ability to mirror God’s character by the way we conduct ourselves in daily life. It is far too easy to slip into bad habits and mirror the crudeness, immorality, and inconsiderate character that we are so often exposed to in today’s society. But with the determination to begin something beautiful and full of meaning, it will soon be apparent that what people see when they look at you is a mirror image of God’s love, patience, kindness, and forgiveness.
You see, you cannot do everything. Only God can do that. But you can do something to take advantage of today.
Make it the beginning of something good.
Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson