An Old Saying

There’s a particular saying that’s really resonated with me lately.  It’s an oldie but a goodie and I’m sure you’ve heard it before–many times possibly.  Still, I felt it worth passing on:

“What if . . .
You woke up tomorrow
with only the things
you thanked God for today?”

Hmm . . . Personally, I wouldn’t have a whole lot.

Oh sure, I’ll pray–crying out to God in times of distress or anguish, or when I’ve run out of options on my own.  But I can’t remember the last time I simply “thanked” God for where I’m at today, and what I’ve been blessed with.

It’s just not something I think about.

I know, having left my job in mid-January and completely stepping out on faith to follow Him, I should!  Oh man, should I!!  He’s been amazingly faithful and gracious to me and my family over these past several weeks.

But still . . . I forget.  The typical problems of a typical day arise and I’m off down another path of worry and fret, too busy trying to wrestle them all to the ground on my own to look up and say, “I’ve got enough for today, and that’s enough for now.  Thank you.”

I believe I’ve got to go back to Luke on this one, reminding myself as much as anything else:

Luke 12 (NLT)  29 “And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things.
30 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs.
31 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.

So, with that in mind, all I’ve got to say is this:

Thank you God, for taking care of me and my family as we step out in faith to follow your will for our lives.  I know not where I’m going, but I’m coming to learn that’s probably the point.  It’s more about the journey and not the destination.  It’s about the people we meet, the abilities we’re given, and the legacies we leave: each one an opportunity to point to you and to glorify your name.  To that end, I have enough for today and that’s enough.  For that, I thank you in Jesus’ name.
~Amen

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