One day at a time!

It was Fall of 1995.  We had only been married a few months living in Miami when Schambach Revival was coming to town.  Typically during our time in Bible College, we were only given the opportunity to hear from men of God like R W Schambach and never their wives.  But this week long revival under the tent was going to be different.  Yes, we were there every night. They asked Benjamin to assist them during the altar ministry which was really cool.  There was one special night that I shall never forget – and neither will Benjamin.  There was a long line of people wanting to be prayed for.  Benjamin was there at the altar and I was watching Mrs. Schambach sitting over on the side all by herself.  There was no security – no guards – no assistant – just her sitting at her seat on the back side of the stage.  After graduating, getting married and going into full time ministry, I had a lot of questions but no one to ask.  So seeing the opportunity, I got up from my seat and walked right over to her as bold as ever.  I introduced myself and she was so graceful.  I remember her saying “let’s move over hear so we can talk.” So we moved behind the tent and almost to the personal vehicles.  If you could have seen my husband’s face, it was so funny because he had no idea what was going on.  I just asked one simple question – In all the years of life together in ministry, what would you tell a young couple just starting out?  She looked at me straight in the face and said “Take it one day at a time!”  She began to tell me the many stories they shared and the road experiences in tent ministry and said “everything is subject to change.  Take it one day a time.”

I believe these words are more important today than they were 26 years ago.  I find many people are so worried about the future that they forget about today.  Matthew 6:34 says “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  I encourage you today to take it one day at a time.  Plan, align yourself in what needs to be done but don’t get so busy with what you need to do that you lose sight of today.  Stop smell the roses.  Take a deep breath. Make some memories and share the love of your Heavenly Father with everyone.