“I have prepared this day with the most tender concern and attention to detail. Instead of approaching the day as a blank page you need to fill up, try living it in a responsive mode: being on the lookout for all that I am doing. This will enable you to discover and respond to the opportunities I place before you today.
Many people think they can live independently of Me, but that is an illusion. I sustain everything by My powerful word! Not only that, I am your Creator—the Initiator of your very life. Your first cry as an infant was a response to the life I provided. When I cease sustaining someone’s life, that person dies. So, living responsively is a matter of aligning yourself with ultimate reality: My sovereignty over every aspect of your life. This can increase your sense of security if you really trust Me. Thus, the art of living well rests upon a foundation of trust—in My absolute goodness, My infinite wisdom, My unfailing Love.
“To build on this foundation, you need to be perceptive—seeing things from My perspective as well as yours. Search for what I am doing in the big picture as well as in the details of your day. Conducting your life in this way requires concentration, because the world is rigged to distract you from Me. However, when you do succeed in living responsively, you will feel fully alive and richly connected with Me. This is a foretaste of what awaits you in heaven, where you will respond to Me perfectly—throughout eternity!”
“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.
~ Hebrews 1:3
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
~ Matthew 10:29–31
“But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.”
~ Psalm 13:5