Does How You Spend Today, Concern You?

“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full”.
John 10:10b

What does God want you to do today? Asking God that question is not a wrong way to start your day. Questions make us think. They help us connect, and they are the building stones of wisdom. When we use the internet to find out something about a business, we often can click on the FAQ icon because it contains the most frequently asked questions people ask about that business. We may find what we are looking for or be left frustrated because our question, and therefore the answer, is not there. We often jump to another site to continue looking for an answer because we have a question about something that concerns us. Nicole, does how you spend today concern you?

Jesus asked His followers questions all the time. Questions such as:
“Have you never read the scriptures: …?” (Matt 21:42)
“Can any of you add a single moment to your lifespan by worrying?” Matt 6:27
“Do you love me?” (John 21:16)
“If I am telling you the truth, why do you not believe me?” (John 8:46).
He asked these questions and many more, because he was concerned about how people would spend their day, the following day, and even how they would spend eternity. He wanted them to ask simple questions about life to make their days meaningful. He wanted them to realize their purpose. 

When we pray, read scripture, or talk with others about God, we can understand what God desires our days to be like. Today, He wants us to love Him with all our heart, soul, strength, mind, and He wants us to love our neighbour as we love ourselves (Luke 10:27). Is it that simple? How would we do that? We begin with a prayer of gratitude for being given today, offer encouragement and love to those we encounter, and look for God’s presence in all we see and do. When the day ends, we thank Him for the blessings and ask if we can do it all over again tomorrow. 

Lord, you have given me today for your purpose. As I start this day, I ask that you help me see how I can love you and others today. Amen”