This Is The Day

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading


Right Now

Imagine waking up tomorrow not slapping the snooze button but awakening—mind, heart, and soul—to possibility. Something better. Something more.

You open your eyes, and before your feet hit the ground running, you pause. You choose not to allow what really matters to get swallowed up by the daily grind, and not to ignore what you really want out of life. 

When I was a kid, my mom would swing my bedroom door wide open each morning and in her sweet voice sing the song based on Psalm 118:24: “This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” 

This is the day that God has made. This day. Right now. Whatever moment you are breathing in, God made this day. Even when times are tough, something about this day is good. 

This is the day to live without fear of the unknown, without being chained by failure or what-ifs. This is the day to be willing to change, to be open, to believe, to hope. If we don’t attack each day with this intentionality, it’s almost like telling God, “Thanks, but no thanks.” 

How different would your day be if you lived out the words of Psalm 118:24? 

Is there something you would change?

Is there someone you would reach out to?

Is there something you would need to give?

Is there something you would need to let go of?

I’m not saying putting this into practice is easy. But each day you wake up, you have a chance to get unstuck, to step out of a comfortable routine that may be limiting your potential, and to fight for something that’s important. 

This is the day you can switch off autopilot and begin living with passion. 

This is the day you can overcome a bad habit or a character flaw.

This is the day that can bring you a step closer to your dreams.

This is the day you can fight for what’s right.

This is the day you can change someone’s life for the better.

Life isn’t just about one day. It’s about this day. 

God, help me see the changes I need to make in my life, the risks I need to take, the things I need to let go. Thank you for giving each new day as a gift! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.