“This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter. 21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. 22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. 23 This is the Lord‘s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. 24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” ~ Psalm 118:20-24
In these days of uncertainty, we wonder, “How long will this last?” or we may think, “Is my time coming?” or “How many days do I have left?”. Regardless of how many days we have left, this is true: Each day is a precious gift God has given us, and with the passing of each day, we have one less day to live for Him. Treasure each day as a new opportunity to bring honor and glory to God. As the keepers of all God’s gifts, we are responsible for living each day in a manner that glorifies Him and show who He really is.
Only God knows how many days we have left:
“ Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” ~ Psalm 139:16
In the words of Dr. David Jeremiah, “When you go to sleep tonight, give thanks to God for the gift of this day. And when you wake in the morning, commit to looking for every opportunity to honor Him. Live each day in honor of the Giver of the day.”
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
~ 1 John 1:1-5~
That being said, still many of us are trying to hold on to things that are valuable to us. Things we cherish now or things we do or places we like to go. Things that may not mean so much if it weren’t for the sickness surrounding us. We are saying things like, “I may never get to do this again.” Or “I’m hanging on to this because I don’t know if I could ever replace it.” Or “I wish I had gone there when I had chance.” These are natural concerns. These are concerns of man. But our concerns should not to the government or to the medical industry to try to save us. Only God can do that.
Billy Graham wrote this following story:
One day a little child was playing with a valuable vase. He put his hand into it and could not take it out. His father too, tried his best to get the little boy’s hand out, but all in vain. They were thinking of breaking the vase when the father said, “Now, my son, make one more try. Open your hand and hold your fingers out straight as you see me doing and then pull. To the father’s astonishment the little fellow said, “oh no, Daddy! I couldn’t put my fingers out like that because if I did I would drop my penny.”
Smile if you will, but thousands of us are like that little boy. We are so busy holding on to the world’s worthless trifles that we cannot accept God’s freedom. What “trifle” is keeping you from God? A sin you won’t let go of? An unworthy goal you are determined to reach? A dishonorable relationship you won’t give up? I beg you to drop that trifle in your heart. Surrender! Let go and let God have His way in your life.
“Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. 26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever. 27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee. 28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works.” ~ Psalm 73:25-28
Live your life day to day with Jesus!