May 26, 2022

Bob Maas
“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”
Ephesians 5:15-16

I thank God for every new day He gives me. When I wake up, it’s all before me and I am eager to see what He is going to do. I usually have plans but I am ready to change them when I sense the Lord is going in a different direction.

I can only live one moment at a time but those moments become events and the experiences become my story. What I want most is to live each of those moments in fellowship with Him, consciously aware of His presence.

No matter what activity I am involved in, I can do it with the Lord because He is always present. My past, with all of its successes and failures, is over and cannot be changed. I can learn from it but if I dwell on it, I have a tendency to get distracted from my fellowship with Him.

The same is true for the future, whether it is the rest of the day, tomorrow or next week. I make my plans and schedule activities, but I can enjoy fellowship with the Lord in the process because I want all of my future events to include Him.

When I find myself worrying or getting anxious about something that might possibly happen, it distracts me. The moment I refocus on His presence, those fears and concerns vanish and I am able to experience His joy again, no matter what is happening around me.

I am grateful for the promise that He will never leave me nor forsake me.