Monday, January 28, 2013

Everyday is a Gift



This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24




This is a photo of a section of my mantle.  Notice the picture that says:


Everyday is a Gift
A great reminder to be thankful for all that I have,
and to focus on God's gift of TODAY
without dwelling on tomorrow. 

Here is a quote to ponder by Elisabeth Elliot, from her book
Secure in the Everlasting Arms.

“One reason we are so harried and hurried is that we make yesterday and tomorrow our business, when all that legitimately concerns us is today. If we really have too much to do, there are some items on the agenda which God did not put there.

Let us submit the list to Him and ask Him to indicate which items we must delete. There is always time to do the will of God. If we are too busy to do that, we are too busy.”


I hope whatever you're doing, you're able to find pleasure in it, and enjoy God's gift of TODAY. 




15 comments:

Raspberrypie said...

So true..every day is a gift

Mary said...

A lovely reminder and a beautiful mantel. Thank you for the little boy. I love it!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Thank You for your sweet words! I especially appreciate the words concerning there is enough time in the day to do the will of God - a gentle reminder to pray for God's discernment and for His will to be done.

Linda M. said...

I just love your mantle the quote is beautiful and I really like the starfish and shells. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Shoregirl said...

What a timely reminder, Abby. I love your pretty mantle and the picture -- guessing you made it yourself! You're so talented with digital creations!

Stephanie said...

This was such a beautiful reminder and a great thought to think upon as I start my day - thank you :)

Hugs,
Stephanie

Vee said...

Oh my. I had never thought of it that way and you're absolutely right. If there is too much going on, not everything belongs there. Thank you for this!

Vee said...

And I do love getting peeks of your home!

marie said...

Love the quote from Elisabeth Elliott, and I really appreciate the reminder to focus on today. I'm waiting on some medical reports and it's too easy to fall into worrying about tomorrow. I'm going to focus on the gift of today that He's given me.

Your mantle is very pretty!

Mrs.T said...

That is so true ... if we have too much on our list then we must accept the fact that some of it is not in God's plan and needs to be deleted. A great thought to begin the week with. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Sü Smith said...

Perfect timing again Abby! I'm trusting in the Lord that certain things will be revealed to me in God's timing. My most recent and important lesson has been to learn compassion for people. The next step in this lesson is to learn moderation and also to keep God as the main focus in certain conversations with those who are struggling. I still haven't quite figured out how to set a time limit on things though. Because we are king people, some in the area are drawn to us - to visit and spend time with us (talk about issues in their lives). It is good for these people to have a safe outlet, but I do need to learn how to limit this time spent (say something to them in a kind way). I pray that this will get easier for me, or that I will learn how to speak up for my own time needs as well.

Thanks for sharing this reminder! I can still be there for people in our town, but be assertive of my own needs as well.

Lori Poppinga said...

So important to slow down and simply enjoy where we are in life...at this moment.
Keep up the God work.

Jennifer said...

Thank you Abby for this post! All last week I felt so overwhelmed with so many little things that seemed to become mountains to me. Thank you for the reminder that it is today that we need to focus on and that we must never be too busy to do the will of God!
On January 8th, my little boy was with me and told me that he's placed his faith in the Lord Jesus! How marvellous that is! It should have taught me not to get bogged down with things that have no eternal value. I admit, I'm a slow learner.

MaxineD said...

Thank you Abby - So glad we are retired and can take life somewhat more quietly - have to, in a way, as DH is not well.
Blessings
Maxine

Mrs. Smith said...

Your mantle is beautiful! And, your post is very enlightening! I am not sure that I have ever thought of that!

I love this little graphic! So cute! Abby, thank you for so generously sharing with us!