There are many logical and natural reasons why we need to live one day at a time in this world. What does it really mean for a believer during this wilderness journey of life?
I want to share three reasons why we must live one day at a time.
To Overcome Anxiety
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (Matthew 6:34)
We will always have something or the other in this world to trouble us. Jesus is calling us to rest in Him. When we learn of Jesus, we will find rest for our souls (Matthew 11:29). The restlessness or unrest in our minds and hearts will be cast out when we are filled in His Spirit. In verse 33, Jesus says to seek His kingdom. What is His kingdom? In Romans 14:17, we read the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. When we give room for the anointing in our lives, He will fill us with His Peace or Comfort.
God desires we live each day in His love and obedience. Rather than waste today thinking of what may or may not happen tomorrow. When we have today in control, He will continue to strengthen and provide for us each day, like He did in the wilderness journey of the Israelites – there was never a dearth of food, clothing or shelter.
To Live Happily
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalms 118:24)
Each and every day is a gift to us. Another day to live for Christ. Another day to reach out to the lost – in our families, neighbourhood, and the world around us. It is a day of rejoicing because we are gifted this day to love others and spread the good news one more time.
It is a joy for believers to meditate on His Word day and night (Psalms 1:2).
It is a joy to be in fellowship and hear testimonies of faith (Psalms 133:1).
Most of all, believers are God’s delight (Psalms 16:3/ Zephaniah 3:17).
To Be Ready For Jesus
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:52)
Some believe in the rapture, some don’t. Let God lead you. What’s necessary for those who believe in the rapture is that they find themselves labouring for the kingdom of God. Be given to reading, exhortation, and doctrine. Live the overcoming life which keeps us away from evil spirits like anxiety, loneliness, depression and sinful natures. We are at war now against wicked spiritual forces and the need to stay focused on the Word of God daily is much more evident today than ever before. We need to redeem the time (Ephesians 5:16).
New technologies are drawing children and youth away from the presence of God, keeping their minds and hearts engaged and bound in the things of the world. Now is the time to cry for the children as Jesus said in Luke 23:28.
Genesis to Revelation is filled with reasons why we need to live every waking moment in Jesus. To a believer, to live is Christ, daily.