Verse 1: “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.”
While speaking at a conference in Florida, I had the pleasure of meeting a very sweet couple from Odessa. While having dinner with folks from the conference, I was blessed to be seated next to them. After a few moments we began to make small talk, but as is normally the case - spiritual people identify each other quickly and the small talk turned to deep spiritual discussion. We talked about our Heavenly Father and His marvelous grace. As it turns out, both of their young adult children had been in a horrible car accident just a few years ago. Their son had been thrown from the car while their daughter remained inside the vehicle as it flipped several times. As it goes, the protective mercies of the Lord prevented what should have been sure death for one if not both of them. Although the son suffered a broken leg, the condition of his sister was much worse. Family and friends began to call on each other for prayer as the daughter endured 40+ days in the hospital. Testimonies of miracles were shared with me that showed the supernatural intervention from God at every turn. From the comforting presence of the Holy Spirit that ministered to them at the scene of the accident while they lay praying, to miracles that were even proclaimed from the doctors over the following days, God revealed Himself to the entire family that has strengthened them and strengthens them to this day. They all have a wonderful message and testimony that is very passionate in their hearts. They can’t wait to brag about the goodness of their Savior. Of the entire testimony, one of the things that stood out most was a comment that the husband made towards the end. Early on the wife had shared how they have learned to trust God with their children and all areas of their lives for that matter. The husband validated her statement when he said, “God doesn’t see death as we do. The perspective that we have towards death is unique to us as humans.” So very true. When it comes to God’s concern for us, our physical body takes a back seat to the condition of our souls. Today’s “gold nugget” says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” We are so concerned with our own survival and well being that we lose sight of what is important; our spiritual survival and well being. We need to be less concerned with tomorrow and more concerned with where we stand with God today. We are not promised to be given tomorrow, but we can still promise to give Him today and trust Him for the rest.
Lord, thank you for the reminders and blessings that I received from this couple. Today, I will focus on what I can be for you now. I trust you for tomorrow. Amen
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