I have been given much advice in my life, some good and some not so good. Most often, genuine help comes from a trusted friend who knows me and loves me deeply and can speak life into my current situation. There have been times I’ve been helped by an acquaintance who may not know me well, but well enough to give advice and care enough to speak an encouraging word. Then there are rare times when the word of a stranger can touch me deeply. These don’t happen very often, but they are just as sweet and uplifting and can be a God-given word of truth that I desperately needed. Today, in fact, God has touched me through a seemingly silly sign outside a local church. The sign read: “May you live all the days of your life.”
At first glance, I thought “how silly” but as I pondered it, I realize I can go through the days and not really live. In fact, I’m sad to admit I do this quite often. How many days do I hurry through my day, check off items on my to-do list, and never really experience life the way God meant me to? Too many! When I hit the floor running, already late and hurried, I miss the guidance and the plan that God has for me. Every day is a new opportunity to serve, to love, and to fulfill my purpose. Yet, every day I must choose to put God first and follow Him or I will miss it!
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your plan for my life. Help me not miss it. Help me pause each and every morning to spend time with You and find out Your plan for my day. Help me live each and every day of my life and not miss even a single blessing or opportunity. I want the fullness of what You have for me- strengthen me to surrender my plans and to wholeheartedly, with both hands, grab hold of Yours!