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Win The Day

I either heard some one say this or read it somewhere this weekend.  It wasn’t the first time I had heard it, but for some reason it stuck with me this time. It’s was three simple words:

Win the Day

Such a profound idea.  It may at first seem quite short-sighted, just focusing on today, but I don’t think it that is necessarily incorrect, nor do I think that those words mean that to win the day you forsake any activities that may have longer lasting effects.  I do however, think it can really help to focus on what’s in front on you, and promotes the idea that winning the little battles eventually wins the war – or that little steps each day will change you dramatically.

So, as you approach the problems, challenges, and opportunities in your life today –

Win the Day.

Overcome temptation, Today!

Reach Others Today!

Drip Jesus, Today!

Give us the food we need for each day. Matthew 6:11 NCV

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While Its Still Called Today

I discovered this quote yesterday from the King of Motivation, that I found quite thought provoking:

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

It almost always seems that it helps us related to spiritual things when we bring them alive in the physical world. Really, what if we treated our bodies the way we sometimes treat our mind and spirit?  How gross would that be.  Of course sometimes we do and then we are covered in the muck that is sin.  Double gross.  – gag me with a spoon gross.

That’s in itself is fairly good motivation to keep motivated and moving in a forward direction.  And somehow this all sounds awfully familiar, like it has been written somewhere before:

13 But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 3:13New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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For the past few months a friend of mine has been sharing an email update about one of his friend’s bout with cancer.  The emails are forwarded with a constant request for prayer and have always been full of encouragement and praise to God.  My friend’s friend – Kirk ,  is only 29 and has been battling cancer for some time, but yet as you can see in this video here this guy is beast!

He is taking chemo, he has just recently under gone 3 surgeries and yet there he is, out training, out doing clean and jerks, out fighting cancer and out sporting an attitude that comes from only one place.

I hope you find the 9 minutes to view the video some time today and that you take encouragement from Kirk.

At the end of the video he says ” in combat you have close calls and you walk away and your good, but this with, with certain disease like cancer, you wake up,you look in the mirror,  you have this nasty scar of your neck…its a reminder everyday of what your fighting, its always with you.”

That’s what it’s about – it’s about fighting, everyday, each and every day.  So today, when you are fighting the physical or spiritual battles laid before you, think of Kirk, and remember what you are fighting and don’t give up!

10-12And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.

13-18Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out. (Ephesians 6:10-18, The Message)

Be Beast!


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Life is So Daily

It’s December 8!  Do you know what’s special about today?  Me neither!  There’s nothing special as far I can tell.  Yes, sure it’s Sinead O’Connor’s birthday and the day NAFTA become a law, but really its just one of those days that insignificant days.

Early this week, Amy’s daily calendar had the saying “Life is so Daily”.  And boy that fits today!  Just another one of those get up and get to it days.

Or, another opportunity to make it something special.  Hey, its December 8, just 2 1/2 weeks until Christmas, another day to celebrate living and to make an impact on people.

Life is so daily, so use today to while you have you it!

34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34 (New International Version, ©2010)

That sort of reminds me of one of those good old timey hymns –‘A Beautiful Life’. (Hear it)

Each day I’ll do a golden deed
By helping those who are in need;
My life on earth is but a span,
And so I’ll do the best I can.

And especially the last verse

While going down life’s weary road
I’ll try to lift some trav’ler’s load;
I’ll try to turn the night to day
Make flowers bloom along the way.

Let you light shine, make some flowers bloom and make December 8 special.