The Journey of Today

June 17, 2016 | Tags: ,

Many plans are in a man’s heart,
but the Lord’s decree will prevail.

-Proverbs 19:21

I began a new exercise routine in the fall of last year. In this routine, I am at each station for 30 seconds. I do whatever the exercise requires at 100% effort for those 30 seconds, then I move on to the next station. The entire circuit lasts for 30 minutes. If I’m diligent to give it my all at each 30-second interval, by the end of 30 minutes, I’ve received a great workout.

It never ceases to amaze me how the Father can teach us profound spiritual lessons through the most mundane of activities. I think about the spiritual application of my workout routine often. If I do my best to stay faithful to the Lord in this moment and focus on obeying Him one moment at a time, I feel His peace and strength. I don’t have to worry about the next moment because I’m not there yet. I just have to focus on this moment. Then, when the next moment comes, I will focus on that moment. One moment at a time. Prayerfully, at the end of my day, I will have received the great reward of His peace knowing I stayed faithful to Him.

It’s just too hard to look at the big picture and try to manage it all at once. It tires us out just thinking about it. It’s much better to keep our eyes on Him one step at a time. It involves trust and letting go of ourselves, but it brings great glory to our Lord. And He honors our trust by taking care of so many concerns that are way easier for Him to handle anyway.

I call it the “journey of today.” My daily prayer is for His guidance in the steps I should take today which are His. I ask that He quickly guide me to the right path if I start veering off course. Then I make the choice to trust Him, even when it looks messy, even when I can’t understand the direction I’m going. I trust that He is working it all together for good.

I pray this encourages you today as well. Keep Him in mind as you go throughout your day, focusing on one step at a time. With His help, at the end of our “30-minute workout” we will receive our very great reward.

By Courtney Silberman

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