One Day at a Time

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To experience the amazing love of God changes people’s lives. At first it might seem daunting or overwhelming to adjust from living for self to living for God. The truth is that the will of God is meant to lived one day at a time.

When the Israelites left Egypt and traveled through the wilderness, God provided mana for them each day. If people worried about having enough for tomorrow and gathered more than the allotted amount, the maggots got the extra.

Jeremiah the prophet said, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22).

Jesus said, “Don’t worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34).

God’s provision is daily. We don’t have to budget our blessings allowance as if we will run out. God loves us more than we can imagine and He is faithful to bless and provide.


Think for a moment about the benefits of living one day at a time.

  • No worries. God has you covered.
  • No anxiety. Joshua said, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). God knew fear would be a problem for us. His word says, “Do not be afraid” at least 365 times–one for every day of the year.
  • No grudges. Living one day at a time affords no one the opportunity to hold grudges that turn into bitterness or malice.
  • No jealousy or coveting. We can be content with what we have as we live in God’s will, knowing He cares about our wants and needs.
  • No hate or animosity. Jesus said, “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven” (Luke 6:37).
  • No thinkable pasts. Living a day at a time, we do not pine over our past failures and despair; nor do we pride ourselves with great success. We make the best of every moment, every hour, every day as serving God Himself.


Thank you Father God, for your great mercies that never fail. We don’t have to worry that we will ever run out of your grace, forgiveness or abundant life. Help us to remember to live for you each day as if it was all that mattered. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Published by

Sue Loeffler

Author of more than two hundred articles, devotions and stories, my book, A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD, is a compilation of devotions from my visit to Israel. The Bible came alive to me, and I discovered I was not only walking in the Holy Lands; I was walking closer with God. I have taught Sunday school more than twenty years, mentored young women and volunteered as a hospital chaplain. Today I lead Women's Bible studies in my home, and I write two blogs--A Closer Walk With God-Devotions from a Journey Through the Holy Lands and Tell Me the Story-Building a Relationship with Jesus Through Bible Lessons and Prayer. Visit often and/or subscribe/follow.

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