This is what the brother of Jesus wrote: “Now listen you who say, today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money. Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? It is a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:13,14
There are two major reasons why this passage and the following statements do not gel: “One day when we have our own house, life will be great!”
“One day when the children are old enough to go to school a sense of normality will return.”
“One day when the children are grown we will have enough money.”
“One day when we retire, flexibility and options will abound.”
It does not gel because our happiness always seems to remain elusive and “one day when” is never a slam dunk.
To be a follower of Jesus means we are a student or apprentice of the Master. When this relationship has time to grow we become like our Lord. Therefore we relish speaking to God and God speaking to us. What was once our favorite phrase, “One day when…” dissipates and a new thought process emerges.
“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
No matter the circumstances, conditions or complications, each day is filled with heavenly purpose.