What to do with A New Day- A pondering by Holly Woodbridge
Psalm 31:15 My life is in your hands. Save me …
James 4:14 You don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Your life is like a fog. You can see it for a short time, but then it goes away.
Psalm 90:12 Teach us how short our lives are so that we can become wise.
Colossians 4:5 Be wise in the way you act with those who are not believers. Use your time in the best way you can.
Ephesians 5:15-17 So be very careful how you live. Live wisely, not like fools. 16 I mean that you should use every opportunity you have for doing good, because these are evil times. 17 So don’t be foolish with your lives, but learn what the Lord wants you to do.
The following quote hangs in my laundry closet. It both challenges me and haunts me.
“This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is very important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that I have left behind...let it be something good." – Heartsill Wilson mostly
We don’t have a whole lot of control over time and little control over circumstances. What we do have control over is our choices with the time we have and the circumstances we are in. We often hear that question: what would I do if this were my last day on earth. It probably isn’t your last, but it is a day, and when you pile one day onto the next you eventually end up with a lifetime. So, I challenge you as you begin a new day to pause, to sit in stillness, to ponder, “What shall I exchange this day of my life for today?” And then let God whisper some good ideas into your soul.
Song by Kathy Troccoli – My Life is in Your Hands Life can be so good/ Life can be so hard
Never knowing what each day/ Will bring to where You are
Sometimes I forget/ And sometimes I can't see
That whatever comes my way/ You will be with me
My life is in Your hands/ My heart is in Your keeping
I'm never without hope/ Not when my future is with You
My life is in Your hands/ And though I may not see clearly
I will lift my voice and sing/ Cause Your love does amazing things
Lord, I know, my life is in Your hands