Day 25 of Enjoying God: Daily God
Today, I had to write everywhere in the apartment the following: ONE THING AT A TIME. (Yes, in all caps to get my point across to myself.)
I felt overwhelmed by the disarray of my surroundings and all the tasks before me. Visually and mentally, I saw clutter, disorganization, and messiness.
But God, who the Bible calls the Ancient of Days (Daniel 7:9, 13, 22) and is the supreme organizer and task manager, takes things one day at time. (But, if you’re of the day-age theory, 1,000 years can be as a day to the Lord. [II Peter 3:8])
It is why Jesus prays in the Lord’s Prayer (or the “Our Father”) “give us this day our daily bread” (Matt. 6:11). It is also why Jesus admonishes us not to worry about tomorrow because today has enough trouble of its own (Matt. 6:34).
Whether a Christian subscribes to a 7-day (as humans know it) creation theory or the day-age creation theory, the general idea is that God approached one task or one project at a time:
- Day 1 (or 1,000 years): God created morning and evening.
- Day 2 (or 2,000 years): God separated heaven and earth (which had already been created from the beginning).
- Day 3 (or 3,000 years): God separated land from water and created vegetation.
- Day 4 (or 4,000 years): God created the sun to shine on the earth by day and the moon to illuminate the earth by night, further adding distinction between morning and evening.
- Day 5 (or 5,000 years): God created creatures for air and sea.
- Day 6 (or 6,000 years): God created land species: all animals for land and the first humans.
- Day 7 (or 7,000 years): God rested, instituted the Sabbath to be holy, and performed no work or tasks.
As the days went on, God got more and more complex with his tasks (going from creating one general thing to two general categories with many subcategories, er, subspecies if you will). But the thing is, God took life one day at a time and to enjoy Him fully, I need to follow that example. I need to stop Americanizing my life by multitasking and overloading myself with 500 things I can’t possibly accomplish one day and approach tasks the God-centered way: one thing at a time, one day at a time.
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