“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
Each portion of each day has strategic significance. We will begin a short series looking at each portion of the day: Morning, midday, and evening. We cannot live buried in the past or constantly looking towards our future. We must be focused on today in order to handle whatever evil comes our way. The Bible says that each day has enough trouble of its own. We will start off with an overview of God’s amazing attributes in order to understand how to live each day. We share in God’s attributes because we are created in His image and likeness in our soul and in our spirit. We can be loving, just, merciful, caring, and forgiving. God has some attributes, however, that He shares with no man, no angel, or the devil himself because He alone is God. Remembering the attributes unique to God helps us realize why we should include Him in our day.
Our God is omnipotent. He is all powerful and can do anything He pleases. There is nothing that hems Him in. There is no glass ceiling; nothing can stop Him. In the book of Revelation it says, “The Lord God omnipotent reigns.” He is almighty. In Jeremiah 32:17 it says, “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” God is greater than any man. He created the universe and all that is within it, including man. There is nothing our great God cannot do.
Our God is omniscient. This means He is all-knowing. He knows everything that already happened, everything that is to come, and what is happening right now. He knows how many hairs are on your head and the number of your days on Earth. He knows what is going on in your mind. God knows all of your secrets. “Great is our Lord, abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.” Psalm 147:5. In 1 John 3:20 it says, “God is greater than our heart and knows everything.” There is nothing hidden from God. He knows more about you than your closest friends and your loved ones. Those deep and dark secrets you keep are already known to God. Sorrow, pain and grief out of sight to others are clearly visible to God. Your devastating disappointments, joyful moments, and glorious achievements are known to God. God knows your sins committed in the night. His light shines everywhere on all things.
Our God is ominpresent. He is everywhere present all of the time. “If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast” Psalm 139:8-10. Jeremiah 23:23-24 says, “‘Am I only a God nearby,’ declares the Lord, ‘and not a God far away? Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?’ declares the Lord. ‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?’
declares the Lord.” He is here with us now, just as He is there with someone on the far side of the Earth. We are never alone or forsaken. God does not leaves us to help another. He is an ever-present help in good times and in times of trouble. He will always answer us when we call to Him. There is never a busy signal, or a recorded message. There is a loving God always beside us all day, everyday.
As a Christian who is in a relationship with a God who knows everything, can do anything, and be everywhere, why would you choose not to be in daily communication with Him? Why would you choose not to converse with Him, praise Him, and tell Him that He and He alone is all of these aforementioned things? We are blessed to be able to call on a God who has this kind of capacity to lead us and guide us. Every part of our day should include our wonderful God!
How often do you prepare yourself for the day through conversation with God? What challenges would you need to overcome to do this? Read Psalm 143:8-10. Pray this prayer to God in your own words.