For me, everyday is pact with activity but I try to rest on Sunday. If a person has the weekend off it is usually filled with activity,many people take a day off from work to catch up on rest.
Monday, for so many people represents the beginning of a new week, Sunday is the end of the previous week.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Our itinerary for the day is so full that it spills over into the next day. But if the next day is a Monday a work day for most people then what happens to the list of things that needed to be done that were not?
Jesus said,in Matthew 6:34, not to focus on tomorrow. But focus on today. When He was taught about prayer the same principle was applied.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
We grocery shop based on extended periods of time- the week or even the month. We prepare for tomorrow but that should not be our focus.
It is when we are so consumed about tomorrow that we don’t do what needs to be done today: “Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Then she said, “Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will turn out; for the man will not rest until he has concluded the matter this day.”
There are things that need to be accomplished “this day” that require your attention. Naomi instructed her daughter-in-law to not do anything else, do not plan any other activities, until Boaz does what he needs to do. Since the two women had moved to Moab Ruth had focused on gathering food for the household everyday but this routine could not go on forever. How were they going to survive if there was no harvest to gather and no money to purchase food?
If you are very busy doing things you often miss your solution.
There are times when we must wait. We cannot make plans for tomorrow because of what will happen today.
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
Trust God. When your weekend is so full that Monday comes to soon it is because your weekend is to full.
Naomi told Ruth: “Sit still.” The Psalm declares: “Be still.” The idea is to not focus on your itinerary but to pay attention to what is going on today. What is the Holy Spirit telling you?
God is in your today.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Faith is a “now” thing not a tomorrow thing. This is an important factor to consider particularly when you are focused on tomorrow. If you don’t have a productive day today it could adversely affect your tomorrow.
And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
Martha had a big agenda for the day whereas, Mary focused on what was happening at the moment. Despite Martha’s fretting and Mary’s sitting everyone was served food.
Monday is going to come. For some Monday will be another workday, for others it will be the day they walk into an eternal life. What is important is what you are doing today.
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