"This is the day the LORD has made... rejoice and be glad in it." - Psalm 118:24
By tomorrow, the life you are living today is going to be part of your past and part of that ever-increasing reservoir of experiences and knowledge that you will draw on when you step into the future.
The richer you can make today, the more useful it will be to you tomorrow when it's part of your past. When the Latin poet Horace wrote the words carpe diem-"seize the day!"-he did it in the sense of "eat, drink, and be merry," or "grab all the gusto you can get." But even better advice than carpe diem is carpe Deus-"seize God!" Asking God daily for wisdom and insight and direction is the best way I know to make the present a firm foundation for tomorrow.
When you get out of bed in the morning you can choose to say reluctantly, "Oh dear God, it's morning." Or you can express your love to Almighty God by choosing to have a positive attitude and saying, "God, this is the day that You have made. I will rejoice and be glad in it."
Starting each day with this positive affirmation will make a difference in your life. Maybe not tomorrow or the next day, but in a week or two, or maybe in two months you will see, without question, a positive change in your life.
Live in the moment of today, absorbing every nuance of what God brings your way.
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Good morning, Lord. Thank you for this day and for all of the good things you have in store for me. Give me wisdom, insight and direction as I walk joyfully with you today.
--Robert A. Schuller