Seize the Moment – Day 65

Worry about Tomorrow Robs us of Today!

Luke 12


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Thursday,


A quick leader update before the devotion: The Governor of Indiana announced yesterday that we are entering Stage 3 tomorrow. Praise God! FBC, as good partners with local and state health departments, is following suit. The Governor highlighted that the next three weeks is critical for us to be able to move towards the big date of Sunday, June 14, the tentative start of Stage 4, when everyone will be welcomed back to Sunday services. Until then, in Stage 3, while the doors are open at 10 am for our Sunday services there are increased safety protocols in place for anyone who chooses to attend, we are still encouraging people to stay home and join us online. Thank you for praying about what is best for you, your family, and our congregation!


Speaking of tomorrow… Just last night, a dear sister in Christ was sharing with me about her family and updating prayer requests with me when she said, “Now we look forward at the uncertainty of the next school year, making preparations, but trying not to dwell on the “what if’s”. Living in the present moment is so challenging, even when that is basically the only option available to us right now!”


My advice to them and any person or family in the same situation is simple, but simple is not always easy: Don’t let your worry about tomorrow rob you of your joy today!


Jesus taught us in Luke 12:25-26, “And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span? If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?”


It takes humility to live this way: to trust God with all of your tomorrows and not try to control everything around you.


Seize the moment and give God all your worries. He will give you the grace to live for today!


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