In all the different seasons through which God has lead my family, there are many lessons that He has taught us. One that He has been reminding me of lately is that of living for today.
The next several posts will be a little series on today and tomorrow. We will focus on the importance of living life today, and when we should consider tomorrow.
Jesus, in Matthew 6:34, says,
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
And in Proverbs 16:9, it says,
We can make our plans,
but the Lord determines our steps.
So, then why make any plans for the future? Let’s just live out today as if it’s our last!
But we also see in Proverbs 24:27 some wisdom in considering tomorrow:
Do your planning and prepare your fields
before building your house.
And in Matthew 25, there is the parable of the ten maids— five were wise and five unwise. Of the five wise maids, it was said,
but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil.
In fact, it was their planning ahead for a delay that ended them in the house with the bridegroom; and not being locked outside, forgotten by the bridegroom! So, could proper preparation be a key to spending eternity with God? Jesus says in this very chapter of Matthew,
“For you do not know the day or hour of my return.”
Here’s a few questions to help set up the discussion:
- Do you worry or get anxious about what the future holds?
- Do you plan for the future, or do you just let things happen a they come?
- Are you always waiting for today to end?
Looking forward to the discussion (please join in)! 😉