Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Today-List (or To-do List)

 This is the day the LORD has made; 
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

Vivid blue and gold beginnings are thinning...

Let's make today the best we can, okay?
To honour the Giver of its gift!

Today list, or today's to-do list...

...to make its quest to give my best
To tasks both great and small
And bear in mind not far behind
A youngster’s footsteps fall
To recognize with patient eyes
The time it takes to learn
To humbly host and make the most
Of what will not return

To not give up but seize the cup
That brims with grace and light
To trust the One who draws the sun
From morn to noon to night
To make love’s care a living prayer
To make the prayer a hymn
To choose the right, fight the good fight
Until today grows dim

To see God’s art with thankful heart
And praise him for His works
To seek His Hand to help me stand
Where deceit’s army lurks
To keep my eyes fixed on a prize
Beyond death's camouflage
To keep hope sure and motive pure
To hate pride's decoupage

To tune this barge to heed the charge
To love God first, then man
And not to fret about the 'yet'
In some tomorrow-span
But to propose to smell the rose
Before its petals drift
And treat today in such a way
That we honour its gift

© Janet Martin

Psalm 106:2
Who can describe the mighty acts of the LORD or fully proclaim His praise?

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