Your Life Can Change In One Day

One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro… (Exodus 3:1)

It apparently began as a normal day for Moses. In the morning, Moses set out, as he had many years, to tend to his father-in-law’s flock of sheep. Shepherding was a dirty, thankless job, but it was Moses’ livelihood and so in typical fashion, he began another day’s work. As the story goes, however, it was not a normal day for Moses. This particular day would change the course of Moses’ life forever.

If you know the story in Exodus 3, this was the day Moses met God in the burning bush.

This was the day God recruited Moses for Kingdom service. This was the day Moses became the chief representative for God to the Israelites. Beginning this day, Moses led the people out of Egypt towards the Promise Land. Along the way, God used Moses to lead the people through a parted sea, deliver the 10 Commandments, and feed the people with manna and quail.

Oh yea, and Moses got to speak to a rock and watch as water poured out also. Moses life was never the same from this one day forward.

The story of Moses is a great reminder to me of the power contained within a day.

In one day, a life can be changed. One change of direction can alter a person’s future for good or bad. One new resolve, one decision to do the right thing (or the wrong thing), or one personal conviction can alter the outcome of a person’s life in positive or negative ways.

This thought really leaves me with one question for you:

How are you allowing your “one days” to shape your life?

Is there something in your life you know you need to be doing, some change of direction you need to make, some new commitment, but so far, you have not been obedient to what you know to do?

Could this be a day you surrender to the will of God for your life?

Will this be the day you begin to head your life in the direction you actually want it to end?

Will the resolve you make today carry you towards the vision you have for your life?

Life altering decisions usually begin “one day”.

Is this your day?

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  • Kim Bellamy says:

    I have a day that changed everything… 7/28/06. At first I thought that was the day that ruined everything. As it turns out, it was a catalyst for me to be more patient, more compassionate, and more appreciative of every one and every thing in my life.

    • Cheryl says:

      Wow Kim – what an awesome perspective….God is using you in ways you don't even know!!! Glad your in my life!!!

      • ronedmondson says:

        Thanks Kim. I don't know that I ever knew the story, and I didn't know the person before, but I do love the you I see these days!

  • Ashley Crews says:

    I'm taking each and every day as its my last and doing everything I can to live for God. Also, to live a better life then I have growing up watching. Yes, there are manys things I need to be doing in my life and I have been really working on them harder then ever the last 3 weeks now and have made new commitments,. Also, have took it upon myself to find someone that will be willing to help, support and encourage me as I make the changes and do what I have to do to be where I need to be as a person but be healed from my past. My hope and prayer is that it will carry to where I want to be in my life or with life.. I do also know if I dont do this, I wont be successful in the furture and the plans God has for my life wont be acheived or even matter anymore… Taking it one day at a time! Thanks for the encouraging words and prayers…

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  • Dawn Wilson says:

    My entire ministry is about making godly, wise choices, so you can imagine that your post spoke to my heart. Thank you for your thoughts.

  • Teri says:

    There was a line in the movie “Field of Dreams” that struck such a chord with me that I framed it.

    “You know, we just don’t recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they’re happening. Back then I thought, well, there’ll be other days. I didn’t realize that that was the only day.”

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