2014 September Message from Oasis of Hope CCSG

posted Sep 24, 2014, 5:14 PM by Webmaster Support   [ updated Sep 24, 2014, 5:21 PM ]

Jesus taught his disciples, “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.  Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” (Matthew 6:34).

        Throughout life we have moments when we can declare, “It doesn’t get any better than this.”  These moments may seem special because they stand out from our ordinary day-to-day existence. If we will stop to reflect, we can find true treasures in daily moments and opportunities.  Every day is filled with blessings.  Do we stop to count them or are we consumed with the worries of tomorrow?

        Too many times we look back on our life with regret and wish we were back in a former time, or we look forward and fear what tomorrow will bring.  This lack of focus on the present causes us to overlook the treasures that our Heavenly Father bestows upon us daily.  

        Jesus taught us to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11).  Jesus knew we would begin to worry and fret if we began to think about all that would be needed in the days ahead.  He was teaching us to walk by faith each day by living in the moment.

        None of us know exactly what the future holds, but all of us have this moment.  We need to live one day at a time.  Jesus gives us enough grace for the day.  Each day, let’s remember to focus on the true treasures and to thank God for His blessings throughout each new day.

        Please join us next month as we join together to share our stories and to encourage each other in this walk of faith.  We meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M.  Our next meeting is October 21, 2014.  We would love to have you join us!