Short Devotional for Men

Making the Most of Today -   

 

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. —Psalm 118:24

 

Today you were handed from God 24 hours to live life to the fullest. That's 1,440 minutes or 86,400 seconds. Sometimes we get so busy and distracted we miss the fact that each rising sun brings new opportunities and adventures on this planet we call Earth. God gives us one new day at a time so that we aren't distracted by the future or paralyzed by the past. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Make the most of today. Enjoy God's gift to you. You can accomplish a great deal with the 1,440 minutes in a day. Today, stop and take advantage of all that God has provided for you. Here are a few suggestions:

 

Tell someone you love him/her.

 

Write a kind note to a friend.

 

Stop and enjoy the sunset.

 

Take 20 minutes of the 1,440 you have today and talk to God.

 

Memorize this verse: "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it" Psalm 118:24.

 

GOING DEEPER:

1. Rewrite Psalm 118:24 in your own words.

 

2. What attitude does Psalm 118:24 say we should try to have about each new day that God gives us?

 

FURTHER READING:

Psalm 70:4


Jim Burns is President of HomeWord and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family @ Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has over 1.5 million resources in print in over 25 languages. Jim’s radio broadcast is heard on over 800 stations a day and heard around the world via podcast at HomeWord.com. 

Some of his recent books include: Faith Conversations for Families; Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers, Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together, Confident Parenting, The Purity Code and Creating an Intimate Marriage. Jim and his wife, Cathy and their three daughters Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi live in Southern California. 

More of Jim Burns: www.homeword.com


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