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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 22: Simply Faithful

As I cautiously walked down the same stairs

I walked down yesterday,

my heart rate rose a wee bit

as I approached the window

where yesterday I saw the intruder trying to steal our car.

I prepared my heart to go thump, thump, thump

and prepared my vocal cords to let out of a scream.

I had to slow down for a second

to erase the image I saw yesterday

and to choose not to FEAR.

Oh how the past can affect how we view the present.

Just because yesterday I saw what I saw,

Just because yesterday I experienced what I experienced

Doesn't mean yesterday is today.

So I made it past the window and even looked out.

There was our car.

Then it hit me.

What do I carry from yesterday that will infect today?

Do I carry around the FEAR of the day before?

Do I carry around the ______ of the day before?

And if the answer is yes then today becomes yesterday

and I will never be able to live in today.

We all do it. As I am sure you can think of something

that you are carrying around from yesterday or the day before or the day way before that.

If we only have today and if yesterday is gone

how do we live in today.

It is quite SIMPLE

for you & me & everyone else.

If yesterday there was ANXIETY

we don't have to carry it to today~

"Cast all your anxieties on HIM, because HE cares for you" (I Peter5:7).

If yesterday there was SORROW

we don't have to carry it today~

"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit" (Psalm 34:18).

If yesterday there was FEAR

we don't have to carry it today~

 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power

and of love and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7).

If yesterday there was CONFLICT we don't have to carry it today~

"Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the LORD forgave you" (Colossians 3:13).

Oh I want today to be a different day

and it can be

every moment

as we continue to


in every moment


with the ONE is walking with us in every moment that we call today~

"Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind

and straining toward what is ahead,

 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which

GOD has called me heavenward in CHRIST JESUS" (Philippians 3:13-14).

Have an awesome TODAY

no matter what yesterday or the day before or the day way before that was


we have a GOD who is

"FAITHFUL NOW" (listen to the song below)

So we have been daily going back to the


this month

and I feel life has become more complicated.

I have been pushed &pulled.

I have been faced with uncertainty.

I have had sorrow & joy.

I have been separate & connected.

I have been emptied of myself.


Sounds like REALITY.

Where we are we are.

Where we are gong we are going.

It is all SIMPLE but SIMPLE

What are your thoughts & prayers?

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