Well, here we are into January. In fact, as I write this, it is January 10th. By now most people have made their New Year’s resolutions, and probably forgotten them in the hustle and bustle of life. You know, Jesus never taught us to make New Year’s resolutions. He never said to make monthly resolutions, or even weekly ones. In fact, I can’t find that concept anywhere in the Word of God. What I do find is a lot of “today, daily, now.”
“For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: when your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.” —Psalm 95:7-9
“Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.” —Psalms 96:2
“But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” —Hebrews 3:13
“So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.” —Psalm 61-8
“Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.” —Psalm 86:3
“Give us this day our daily bread.” —Matthew 6:11
“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” —Luke 9:23
“Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.” —Ecclesiastes 12:1
And, do your own search. There are many more “today, daily, and nows” in the Bible. Procrastination is not of the Lord. Where do we ever read, “I will do that tomorrow”? In James it says, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” Today is what we have. So, what can we do today?
Obey God today.
Read His Word today.
Love our husbands today.
Clean house today.
Write that letter today.
Teach our kids today.
Love our kids today.
Many of us want those big goals, long distance goals; we envision a future of how we would like it to be, but it never comes or will not come because we are not doing today the needful things. The old saying still rings true, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” So, get busy! Start building the future by building today.