What One Day At A Time means to me
It was in August of 2015 when I returned to the Lord. After repenting for my sins and surrendering my life to Jesus, I was given the eyes to see and ears to hear. The one thing that glaringly changed after that experience was my bible reading. Prior to my surrender, I couldn’t read the bible. I would fall asleep at every attempt to read it. Occasionally, I would sit down to read the bible, but as soon as I opened it, I would get frustrated because I didn’t know where to start and I didn’t understand it. Alternatively, After surrendering, I found it difficult to close the bible. I read my bible multiple times each day and it was a new experience for me. So…in a matter of days, I went from not being able to read the Word of God (pre-repentance) to not being able to close the bible (post-repentance).
One night, I decided to start from the very beginning (Genesis) and read through the entire bible. Each night, when my wife and kids were asleep, I would sit at my dining room table and read 1 or 2 chapters. It didn’t take long before reaching Exodus Chapter 16. Exodus Chapter 16 is a section of scripture titled “Manna and Quail.” In this story, while in the desert, the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron because they had no food. Then the Lord said to Moses…
Exodus 16:4 - “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day.”
God made a promise to feed the people of Israel, but his promise came with instructions. The Israelites were to only gather enough food for the current day, and only on the 6th day, they were to gather enough food for 2 days due to the Lord's Day of rest.
As I read this story, God spoke to me and encouraged me to read the chapter again. As I read the chapter again, he revealed a solution to many of the problems that I was wrestling with at that time. He told me that every morning before starting my day, I needed to wake up early to receive his supernatural bread. Unbeknownst to me, I was in a daily spiritual battle in multiple parts of my life and God gave me the keys to dealing with it. My heavenly father began teaching me how to fight this battle. In John 6:48, Jesus reveals Himself as God’s supernatural bread.
One Day At A Time….it seems to be God’s cadence for our lives. Each day is a blessing, and we are to begin each day with Jesus. As a result, we carry Him with us in all that we do throughout the day. By keeping Jesus with you each day, you can find happiness in a toxic work environment…you can be a better parent, spouse, brother, sister, and friend. Jesus will work to improve every are of your life one day at a time.
I encourage you to read Exodus 16 and learn how to live your lives at God’s daily pace. Don’t worry about tomorrow and don’t stress about yesterday. It’s all about what we do today….right now. I started this ministry because I want to see healing in the lives of people who have experienced rejection from their earthly fathers, and I want to see the hearts of fathers turned to their children (Malachi 4:6).
One day at a time…. we can learn to forgive our fathers
One day at a time… we can become better fathers
God Bless You!