One At A Time

Wednesday, September 18, 1996

Matthew 6:34 – Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

An elderly man bought a small farm, and after two years, his son visited him. They stood together on a small hill and looked over several acres of trees. The young man exclaimed, "Dad! How did you ever plant all those trees?" The father smiled and answered simply, "One at a time, son."

How much energy we waste, thinking about the tasks before us as unmanageable and endless. Even the longest hike is accomplished by taking one step at a time. Jesus said, "Don't be anxious about tomorrow. Each day's cares are sufficient for one day." Yet we demand today that God give us strength for the activities of the whole week. We must become more obedient to God, depending on Him for the power to do each task in turn, by the power of His Holy Spirit. It really helps to talk over the things you're doing, with God, listening for His help and advice, receiving re-assurance and strength. If this sounds foreign to you, you may be asking, "How do we begin this kind of relationship with God?" By placing our trust in Him, in the only moment we have… NOW.

Prayer: Lord I need strength for today and hope for tomorrow. Help me to do what I can, and to trust the rest to You. Amen.

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