If Every Day Was Like Today...


“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” - Psalm 118:24

Thought for the Day: 

So I have this app downloaded on my phone that works in conjunction with my running app to count calories ingested and expended everyday.

When I finished my first day of calorie counting, the app told me that: “If every day is like today... you will gain 10 lbs at the end of 5 weeks.” I have to tell you that was not what I was expecting! 

Have you ever gotten to the end of a long day and thought: “If everyday were like today...” How would that sentence end for you? 

“If everyday were like today, I’d be on cloud nine forever!” 
“If everyday were like today, I’d be miserable for the rest of my life!”
“If everyday were like today, I’d be perfected in God’s love in this lifetime!”
“If everyday were like today, I’d be competing for the devil’s job!”
“If everyday were like today....”

Wouldn’t it be cool if there were a spiritual app that we could use to accurately measure how many spiritual calories we were ingesting and expending everyday? Wouldn’t it be great to end the day with a spiritual assessment that told us that: “If everyday were like today... you would be perfected in faith at the end of 5 weeks.” 

Obviously we don’t know exactly how each day will pan out but we can choose to assess ourselves. Regardless of how well we feel about our walk with God, if we honestly assess our spiritual health we might find something we were not expecting. If you want to get started on a spiritual assessment, check out the following passages and then ask yourself: “If everyday were like today, how did I do?”

  1. Matthew 5-7

  2. Matthew 22:36-40

  3. Deuteronomy 5:1-21

  4. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

  5. Ephesians 5:1-21

  6. Philippians 2:1-18

Prayer for the day:

Thank you God for a desire to grow closer to you. Allow me to constantly assess how my faith relationships are doing and when I need help, grant it. Amen.