Treat Every Day

Like it’s the first

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you — you of little faith?

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:28–34‬ ‭NIV‬‬

As I was driving along the other day, Matthew West’s “Day One” began to play, and the lyrics really sank in.

“Yeah, I wish I was a perfect picture of somebody who’s never not good enough. I try to measure up but I mess it up, and I wish I wasn’t like that…”

I realized in that moment, with those words playing, that I was living as if I had to measure up. I was living as if I needed to present myself as perfect. I was living outside of the grace of God.

We tend to do this — this living on our own thing. It doesn’t really work, though, does it?

So, as I sang along with Matthew West, “Every morning mercy’s new…I will fix my eyes on You,” I decided that each day is going to be my Day One.

Every morning, I’ll let the slate wash clean when I come before Jesus.

Every morning, I will choose not worry about how others see me or all the tasks to accomplish.

Why? Because God’s grace is sufficient. His strength is made perfect in our weakness.

I’m going to wear that like a badge, and hopefully you will join me. We don’t have to be perfect. We don’t even have to be mediocre. God loves each of us where we are at and beckons us to seek Him.

When we pursue the Lord is when we become more like Him (not the other way around).