Sunday, May 22, 2011



May 20, 2011

By Gary Rogers

³Live for the moment² is not necessarily bad advice. As a little boy growing up in a west Tulsa suburb, my focus was on the day that I was living. What will the weather be like today? Will I be able to play outside today? Which of my friends will be able to play with me today? How many different games can we play in the limited time given, and which one should we start with so we make sure and get it in today?

Everything was about the moment for me and there was little consideration about tomorrow. Get dirty, make noise and have fun was the objective each day.

Naturally, as an adult my concerns changed. It is essential that we work and provide for our families. The physical needs of the household do rest on adult shoulders. Considering the potential needs of tomorrow is required in accepting adult responsibilities today. But concerns can turn into worry.
Worry can become an obsession that turns to dread. Dread can take the joy and fun out of today. You can be so consumed with what could possibly happen tomorrow that you quit living today.

Jesus said, ³Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble² (Matthew 6:34, NKJV).

Jesus counsels us to live for the moment. Live today and let tomorrow take care of itself. ³Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.² You need not allow your heart and mind to be filled with a list of negative things that might happen tomorrow. Trust in the Lord. Commit your today and tomorrow to Him and relinquish the your worry and concern.