Enjoying the Unpromised Day

I lead a bible study every Thursday at the Lauderdale County Boys and Girls Club. It's part of a ministry that our church has been doing for a number of years. I love the kids and the time we share each week. At the end of the bible study a couple of weeks ago I asked if someone would lead us in a closing prayer. Diamond's hand shot up and we all bowed our heads. This sweet little Pentecostal girl began, "Thank you for this day - it was not promised...". I've been thinking about those words for two solid weeks.

Today is a gift, pure grace. We don't deserve it but we should out of deep reverence enjoy it. I pray that you receive this day as the gift it is and use it up for God's glory.

"Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a town and spend a year there, doing business and making money.' Yet you do not even know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, 'If the Lord wishes, we will live and do this or that.' As it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil." James 4:13-16 NRSV
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