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Thursday, July 16, 2009


Numbered among the devotionals my husband reads daily is one by Vance Havner called "Day By Day." Today's reading was Psalm 90:12 - "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."

Havner had this to say:
Today is not a day to be endured just in order to get over yonder to something better. The grass looks greener in the next pasture, but it is hard to tell which is our most important day. One day has one kind of opportunity, another has another. Let us buy up all the opportunities, for the days are evil.

We are apt to put a red circle around the wrong day. God's calendar does not look like ours. The big day on ours may be without special significance on His. And the ordinary day, when "nothing much happened," may, if redeemed to His glory, be a great day in His sight.

Do not try to evaluate any day, just make the most of it. What seems a dry and tedious interval, a desert stretch between here and yonder, while you burn with a fever to be into the middle of next week, may afford greater opportunity to know God and glorify Him than the glamorous day you are burning to reach.

Besides, this is the only day you can be sure of. "Boast not thyself of tomorrow." And today is the only day of its kind. God never makes two alike. There will never be another day like it. You may call it "just another day," but it isn't. Make it count for God!

I am always amazed at how God plants His word for us right where and when we need it. There is nothing haphazard about the Lord. He knows us, what we think, what we wish for, where we are in our lives. He knows everything there is to know about each one of us.

Wednesday was a frustrating day at work, as it was for others I'm sure. For many frustration runs rampant. Today's devotional reading reminds me that if we, or when we keep the Lord in first place, up front and center, mindful always of Him, then at every junction we won't become so encumbered with overload.

I appreciate the reminders God sends my way. We need to make each day count for God! We need to keep Jesus in first place so His light will continue to shine bright in this fallen world.

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