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HomeWord - Mar. 17, 2008

Making the Most of Today 
This devotional was written by Jim Burns

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Today you were handed from God 24 hours to live life to the fullest. That's 1440 minutes or 86,400 seconds. Sometimes we get so busy and distracted we miss the fact that each rising, sun brings new opportunities and adventures on this planet we call Earth. God gives us one new day at a time so that we aren't distracted by the future or paralyzed by the past. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Make the most of today. Enjoy God's gift to you. You can accomplish a great deal with the 1440 minutes in a day. Today stop and take advantage of all that God has provided for you. Here are a few suggestions:

Tell someone you love him/her.

Write a kind note to a friend.

Stop and enjoy the sunset.

Take 20 minutes of the 1440 you have today and talk to God.

Memorize this verse: "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and are glad in it." Psalm 118:24

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1. Rewrite Psalm 118:24 in your own words.

2. What attitude does Psalm 118:24 say we should try to have about each new day that God gives us?


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