HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I just read an article written by Juggling Writer. “Should You Write Everyday?”
It caught my eye because for one reason or another I haven’t posted anything here for a VERY long time. Here is a sentence I pulled from the article.
“If you don’t write every day, you’ll fall into the habit of not writing, and pretty soon weeks or even months will go by and you won’t have written a single page.”
How about years…
I’m ready to write again. Hmmm let me rephrase that. I have been writing in my journal during my devotional time. I just haven’t made time to visit WordPress. So to get my feet wet I decided to share an excerpt from
“Streams in the Desert” by L.B. Cowman 365 Morning and Evening Devotions
There are two golden days in the week, upon which I never worry-two carefree days, kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is Yesterday; Yesterday, with its cares and frets, all its pains and aches, all its faults, mistakes, and blunders, has passed forever beyond my recall. I cannot undo an act that I wrought nor unsay a word that I said.
All that it holds of my life, of wrong, regret, and sorrow, is in the hands of the Mighty Love that can bring honey out of the rock and sweetest waters out of the bitterest desert.
Save for the beautiful memories – sweet and tender – that linger like the perfume of roses in the heart of that day that is gone, I have nothing to do with Yesterday. It was mine! It is God’s!
And the other day that I do not worry about is Tomorrow; Tomorrow, with all its possible adversities, its burdens, its perils, its large promise and poor performance, its failures and mistakes, is as far beyond my mastery as its dead sister, Yesterday. It is a day of God’s. Its sun will rise in roseate splendor or behind a mask of weeping clouds – but it will rise.
Until then, the same Love and Patience that held Yesterday holds Tomorrow. Save for the star of hope that gleams forever on the brow of Tomorrow, shining with tender promise into the heart of Today, I have no possession in that unborn day of grace.
All else is in the safe keeping of the Infinite Love that is higher than the stars, wider than the skies, deeper than the seas. Tomorrow is God’s day! It will be mine!
There is left for myself, then, one day in the week – Today.
Any man can fight the battles of Today! Any woman can carry the burdens of just one day! Any man can resist the temptations of Today!
Oh friends, it is when we willfully add the burdens of those two awful eternities – Yesterday and Tomorrow – such burdens as only the Mighty God can sustain – that we break down.
It isn’t the experience of Today that drives men mad. It is the remorse for something that happened Yesterday; the dread of what Tomorrow may disclose.
These are God’s days! Leave them to Him!
Therefore, I think and I do, and I journey but one day at a time! That is the easy way. That is Man’s day. Dutifully I run my course and work my appointed task on that Day of ours. God – the All-Mighty and All-Loving – takes care of Yesterday and Tomorrow.
What a way to start 2018, no fretting or worrying about Yesterday or Tomorrow!
Come on guys…. We can handle one day a week!