Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Lord willing and the creek don't rise..." my daddy use to say that all the time when I was growing up. I mean ALL the time and being small I really never knew what that meant. But in James 4:13-17 (from the Message) it says:

"And now I have a word for you who brashly announce, "Today—at the latest, tomorrow—we're off to such and such a city for the year. We're going to start a business and make a lot of money." You don't know the first thing about tomorrow. You're nothing but a wisp of fog, catching a brief bit of sun before disappearing. Instead, make it a habit to say, "If the Master wills it and we're still alive, we'll do this or that." As it is, you are full of your grandiose selves. All such vaunting self-importance is evil. In fact, if you know the right thing to do and don't do it, that, for you, is evil."

I am so guilty of this, always talking about what I have planned out for next YEAR, not just tomorrow, but plain and simple, we have no clue about what we are going to do tomorrow. That's not to say I don't think, that we don't or shouldn't have a plan maybe. I mean tomorrow the plan is for me to get the kids up, get them ready and go to work. But like my daddy, when I pray I should be praying " if it is your will...." Not only that, we need to be making sure we are doing good for one another TODAY and not putting it off until we think we have more time. If there is something we can be doing for someone, someone we can be sharing God's Word with, then do it because we may never get that chance again.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and just remember that every moment we have is a moment we can be sharing with someone else!

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