Enjoying the Journey
“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
Men are remembered for their outstanding days, but they are made during their ordinary ones. William Carey, known as the father of modern missions, said if he were remembered as a plodder he would be described justly. Life is full of “ordinary” days, days where nothing historic happens. Yet we must realize that God is always at work. Bible teachers major on certain events in Paul’s life, but think of all the unrecorded days – days of quiet faithfulness.
Every day is a gift from a loving God. Any day could be our last. This day is an opportunity to minister to others and bring glory to Christ. Someday we shall stand before the Lord for the days we were given to live on this earth.
True followers of Christ should determine to make the most of every day. Every day we should spend some time thinking about the day we came to know the Lord Jesus as our personal Saviour. 2 Peter 1:13 teaches us that God can use such memories to keep us stirred to serve Him.
Every day we should spend some time in God’s Word and prayer. Living consciously in His presence makes each day a holy and happy one. Every day we should consider the greatest day – the day when we will see our Lord face to face. Today could be that day! Nothing will make ordinary days any greater than when they are lived in the light of Christ’s return.
Christopher Columbus kept a daily journal of his explorations. I have found that writing in a journal every day forces me to think through what I am doing with my days. It is a constant reminder that not one of them should be wasted. Many days the only entry Columbus made was the words: “We sailed on.” Some days that is all we are supposed to do. Keep plodding. Sail on. Make the most of this day and see how God puts ordinary days together in an extraordinary way.