If you happen to be a fan or a historian of country music, you might recall a song written a few decades ago by Marijohn Wilkin and Kris Kristofferson titled, “One Day At A Time.”
The words of the chorus are:
“One day at a time sweet Jesus, that’s all I’m asking from you.
Give me the strength to do every day what I have to do.
Yesterday’s gone sweet Jesus, and tomorrow may never be mine.
So for my sake, teach me to take, one day at a time.”
The song comes from a very important truth in the Bible. It’s found in both the Old and New Testaments. In Psalm 90:12 (NIV) “Teach us to number our days, so that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” In Matthew 6:34 (NIV) “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Both of these verses point to the importance of living one day at a time.
There’s power in the present. Today is the most important day of your life. Better tomorrows start with your choices and actions today. When we live one day at a time, we’re choosing the wisest way to live. Don’t waste today. What you do with it is the key to a brighter and better future!