an outstanding day to remember.
“This is a day to remember.” Exodus 12:14a NLT
Each new day that God presents to us as His gift should be met with the desire to make it a day to remember.
While Exodus 12:14 was originally God’s instruction to the Israelites to remember the night He passed over those houses that were marked with the blood of a lamb or goat, sparing the lives of the first born sons of all the Israelites, we should all take heed of those words and make every day that He gives us one to remember. We should show our love and our gratitude by making each new day a day of significance in our lives.
When we spend time regularly reading the Bible and meditating on the Word of God, we will discover a multitude of ways to make each new day one to remember. The thing that is important to bear in mind is this:
Don’t make it complicated.
We often allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by God and what He is capable of as well as what He does for us on a daily basis. Some of us may feel inadequate when compared to Him, but that in itself is a mistake. We simply cannot compare to the Almighty Father but the best thing to remember is – He doesn’t expect us to! So, rather than get all entwined in feelings of doubt and inadequacy, rejoice for God has given us the ability to do the things He does expect of us. And by doing those things that God expects us to do, we are making each day significant in the eyes of the Lord and therefore we are making each day a day to remember.
Letting people see the Lord reflected in us is a great way to start. Being friendly, upbeat, supportive, cheerful, caring; all of these things will demonstrate to others how they can be if they allow God to work in them as well.
Dropping unused clothing at a place that helps those in need is another way to make today significant and memorable. Going to the store to buy some canned fruits, vegetables, and meats then dropping them off at a food bank is another way.
Taking time to help an elderly neighbor or a stranger in distress. Praying for others. Volunteering and working with the poor and the needy. Using professional talents, education, and abilities to mentor or tutor.
The list of ways to do what God does expect us to do is long and finding a way to glorify Him and make this day a day of significance in service to others should never be viewed as complicated or difficult.
The Bible will guide your heart, and your heart will direct your actions. Your actions will then make today – and every day – significant, making them all days to remember.
Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson