Wednesday, January 12, 2011

All The Days

I have a little quote over there in the right hand margin.

It says,
"All the days in the world are waiting for their turn, 
and they never get another turn.

These words, which i have blogged about before, which i have magnetted (i just invented that word) to my fridge, and used to decorate my blog page, were spoken in innocence by a 6 year old girl, the daughter of my friend.  And they speak to me so deeply.

The other day (meaning sometime between yesterday and three months ago), i caught sight of these words on my fridge and had a new word picture i thought i would share.

I imagined "all the days in the world," as people.  Each day gets to witness me.  Since God's mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23), that day doesn't know anything about what all the other days witnessed. It only knows this day . . . because it is this day.

Each day takes its turn.  And then reports to God, reports to the story of my life, maybe reports to God's record of my life.

So that made me think.

When today, whatever day today is at the time, takes its turn . . . what will today write in my book?  What will today report to God about my life?

You've heard of "carpe diem?"  It means "seize the day."  This term has been used to mean something sometimes irresponsible . . . an excuse to eat drink and be merry and so forth.  But i think that seizing the day is something God would have us always do - but with different ambitions.  We should seize each day in order that all of our days would have a good report for the stories of our lives, for my chapter in God's book.

The faithful love of the Lord never ends!  His mercies never cease.  Great is His  faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morningI say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him!”

~ Lamentations 3:22-24 ~

Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever.

~ Psalm 145:2 ~

1 comment:

  1. And you know what else? We don't know how many days are in our own line. So the smart thing to do is make sure each day means something to someone, not just yourself...although that's not bad. I don't mention this on my own blog, because my family reads it, but I am starting to feel a tug from the Lord to make sure I spend my days wisely. Your post today is important in that regard. Thanks for it !!!


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