Yesterday’s pains and regrets can sap the energy that you might have for today. Fear, worry, and anxiety about tomorrow can stop you from accomplishing the tasks you have today. This is why Jesus taught very strongly that we should focus all of our energy, efforts, and actions on today.
One blade of grass grows 1 inch in 24 hours. Of course to do this it requires the right nutrients and environment ~ a very complex process of things that can only be set up by God. Jesus said, “But if God so clothes the grass…” One of the points that Jesus is emphasizing is that grass grows and is cut down very quickly. Even though it’s useful, it is very short term. God goes through elaborate preparations in order to provide what man needs for just one day. This is why Jesus continues the sentence by saying, “Which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven. Shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?”
The underlining premise that is made in the Scriptures is focused on today. Jesus is referring to God’s elaborate preparations in preparing each blade of grass for one day. Isn’t He also making elaborate preparations for you, His special person? As your eyes open you will suddenly begin to see how important today actually is. Yes, this very moment, stop a minute. Smell the air that you are breathing in, and look around you. Become aware of what God wants you to do today.
Becoming spiritually aware of where you are right now will help you be sensitive to God’s voice. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me,” This is the most important aspect of your entire human existence ~ your ability to hear the voice of the Good Shepherd in your heart. Your life will be judged on your personal decisions, not on what leader you followed, or even your husband or wife. You will stand before God the Father and be judged by what you personally chose to do.
In light of this, think of how important it is to develop your skills today, and listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd. I am trying to master this skill every day ~ just to hear the whisper of His voice.
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky