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T.G.I.T.

Pastor Craig T. Owens
Calvary Assembly of God
810 17 Mile Rd, Cedar Springs
www.cscalvary.org

On Friday morning all around Cedar Springs, people will force themselves out of bed by saying, “T.G.I.F.—thank God it’s Friday!” But why not change that to this: T.G.I.T. – Thank god it’s today!
I did a quick search in my Bible concordance, and I noticed something very telling. The word today appears 203 times; as opposed to tomorrow, which only appears 56 times. The word now shows up nearly 1200 times; but later only appears 83 times. In God’s eyes, clearly today is the day, and now is the time. T.G.I.T. – Thank god it’s today!
In the Old Testament Moses wrote a song about T.G.I.T. It’s in Psalm 90: “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands” (Psalm 90:12, 14, 17 New International Version).
So make today and everyday T.G.I.T. – Thank god it’s today!
Do something memorable today… do something life-altering today… do something kind for someone today… do something for God today and He will establish the work of your hands.
I love the words of Mother Teresa: “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is life, fight for it!”
Here’s to a great today! T.G.I.T.!

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