Just For Today

30 10 2013

Sometimes I am overwhelmed. Life comes at me like a train. Struggles swirl and storm around me. Deadlines push, laundry piles up, and my to-do list feels more like a chronicle of the impossible. Instead of worrying about what isn’t going to get done and how much is falling between the cracks, I am going to make a Just For Today list. Life may be crazy, but just for today…

1. I am going to find one thing to be thankful for every hour.

2. I am going to stop and breathe in grace rather than drown in guilt.

3. I am going to give a compliment rather than complain.

4. I am going to hug my children extra tight.

5. I am going to sing “Jesus Loves Me” out loud.

6. I am going to look at my messes and count the blessings.

7. I am going to reconnect with a friend.

8. I am going to be quiet for five whole minutes.

9. I am going to remember that Luke 18:27 is absolutely true.

10. I am going to measure His faithfulness rather than my flaws.

My Jesus Resolution today is to live in the moment. Really live. Not just pass through. Not just get by. Just for today I want to open my eyes, open my heart, and open my soul to what it means to fully live today with God. Too many times, I just try to put my head down and muddle through, hoping tomorrow will be better – only to do the same thing again the next day. I don’t want to waste any more time being so busy I miss awe, rush past glory, or stumble over significance. The really important, big stuff is tucked into the cracks of the ordinary. So, just for today, I am going to do life differently and watch how it changes my tomorrows.


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30 10 2013
Denell Dennis

Your post is EXACTLY what I needed to hear! It reminds me of a wonderful song, Just for Today (also known as Father God). I’ve been humming it all morning after reading your post. Planning to live these lyrics today!!!

Father God, just for today / help me walk Your narrow way. / Help me stand when I could fall. / Lend me the strength to hear Your call. / May my steps be worship / May my thoughts be praise. / May my words bring honor to Your name. / May my steps be worship / May my thoughts be praise. / May my words bring honor to Your name.

Here I am, just for today / Live in me, have Your way. / For my desire, when this race is run / is only to hear You say “Well Done.” / May my steps be worship / May my thoughts be praise. / May my words bring honor to Your name. / May my steps be worship / May my thoughts be praise. / May my words bring honor to Your name.

http://marcalanschelske.com/just-for-today-again/

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