by Phil Sanders
?So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom? (Psalm 90:12).
Today, I will live as the most important day I possess, because it is actually the only day I have.
Today I will whine and complain less, because no one really wants to hear it. I will be thankful more, because I know that gratitude makes a better person out of me.
Today I will criticize less and praise more, because the people I love need to know that I love and approve of them. When today I have to say something negative, I will say it with less sting and more love.
Today I will take more time with God my Father and less with earthly pleasures. I know that I need His strength and guidance. With that in mind, today I will read the Bible more and read the news less.
Today I will pray more and play less. I want my heavenly Father to know my heart, to hear my concerns, and to realize how thankful I am to be His child. Today I want to ask more, to seek more, and to knock more, knowing that God will in the future give an answer beyond what I ask or think, will help me find what I seek, and will open doors of service and joy.
Today I will remember my brother more and myself less. I will consider his feelings, his needs, and his wants more and my own a little less.
Today I will speak of Jesus more and my other interests less. Today I will remember what He has done for me and forget what I have done for Him. Today I will remember what He taught rather than promote my own opinions. Today He must increase, and I must decrease (John 3:30).
Today I will remember the souls of all men. I will remember the person who is rude to me still has an eternal soul. I will remember the youth and the weak might see me do something wrong and imitate it. I will remember that my good may encourage another to do right.
Today I will take up my cross more and conform to the world less. Today I will renew my mind with the word so that I may prove that the will of God is good and acceptable and perfect.
Today I will remember that I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. Today I will live by faith in the One who loved me and gave Himself for me.
by Phil Sanders