One Day At A Time
In Exodus 16:4 (KJV), is God’s instruction to Moses that he would: "rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day". Obviously, this was referring to the manna for physical food that God provided for the children of Israel. However, this also reminds us that we need the daily spiritual sustenance that only God can provide for us. This verse reminds me of the line in the Lord's prayer that says: "give us this day our daily bread”; this refers to our physical and spiritual needs.
Notice that the children of Israel had to go and collect manna each new day. Likewise, we need to devote, at the very least, the first part of our new day to spending time with God and getting the manna for our day. Spending time with God first thing in the morning will build us up and prepare us for the new day.
Taking one day at a time makes life seem less onerous; no wonder God taught us in Matthew 6:34 (KJV): "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". If we just focus on one day at a time, we will be less likely to worry about what may be looming on the horizon.
We need to remind ourselves each new day that God’s: “compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulnes” (Lam 3:22-23; KJV) and that he: “daily loadeth us with benefits” (Ps 68:19; KJV). Time in God’s word will get us off to a good start every day.