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October 20

Matthew 6, 34 

Something to read

So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today. 
New Revised Standard Version

To read the King James Version, click here 

Something to think about

It’s so easy to live in the uncertainty of tomorrow. I have found myself having conversations with friends whilst internally I am thinking through tomorrow’s to-do-list or eating a meal on autopilot, not enjoying it, because I am transfixed on tomorrow’s issues.

There are so many worries for tomorrow – what will happen as we get older, as the world changes and as seasons shift.

Today has enough trouble, Jesus challenges us! He asks us to live in what is today rather than in what may not be tomorrow. This is really a call to action. It is a call to get stuck into today – the opportunities to bring about His Kingdom here on earth here and now.

In worrying about tomorrow, we can also so often miss out on the blessing of today. What is it that God has done for you today? Is there food on your table? Give thanks. Do you have clothes to wear? Give thanks. Do you have clean water to drink? Give thanks.

A kingdom life should not be characterised by worry but by a deep trust that God is sufficient. Lets start living in the present.

Something to do

Choose to live in today. Make a conscious effort to listen more deeply, to give thanks more readily and to get serve more fervently.

Something to pray

I am sorry Lord when I fail to live in today. I am sorry when I fret and worry about tomorrow.
Help me focus on the opportunities of today and give you the tomorrows of my life.
Lead me by your Spirit!
Amen. 

Today's contributor is Andy Frost, Director of Share Jesus International (SJI). Visit the SJI website.

 

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