Today is just one day, what could possibly happen in one day? What difference could one day make? This isn’t Christmas Day, this isn’t New Years Day, today seems to be just an ordinary Wednesday in a busy week. One day that seems insignificant and ordinary, but what is this one day?
In the hands of God, today could change everything. Today will certainly pass quickly. It will come and it will go, and you will either do the things you said you were going to do, or you won’t. You’ll either live it well or you will sit it out. The danger is in our assumption that today doesn’t really matter, and tomorrow will always come.
But do you realized there are 1,000 years of heaven’s power wrapped up in this one single day of your life? 2 Peter 3:8 “A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.”
So here, in this single day of life you have been offered, God has the power to do what you couldn’t do in 1,000 years. 1,000 years of planning, work, divine timing and details have all gone into this one single day of life you woke up to today. And here you felt like it was all just ordinary.
Have you ever noticed when scripture starts with “One day …”, a remarkable story is about to unfold. “One day” signifies importance and distinction.
It was “One day” in Luke 5 that Jesus is standing by a lake teaching, and he asks to get in the boat with Simon, and what happened next would change the trajectory of Simon’s life and countless others. Simon, who we now know as Peter, became a disciple of Jesus that day, and it happened on an ordinary day where he was out fishing. It was “one day”.
Luke 8:22 “One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.” And this was the day they saw Jesus calm the wind and the waves. This was the day they realized even the storms of life were under the command of Jesus. It happened “one day”.
Acts 3:1-8 “One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer. A man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.” How many days had this man spent laying at the gate of the temple, begging for money? How long had his life gone unchanged, merely hoping for “change” as in gold or silver, not “change” as in get up and walk. But on one day, everything changed. That one day was an alignment of 1,000 years in Heaven. A divine encounter that changed his whole world. And it just happened one day.
Doesn’t this change your perspective on this one day you have today? It’s not an ordinary day at all when you’re calling on an extraordinary God. What might possibly unfold in this one day you have, could just be the work of God in 1,000 years.
But what if you fail to show up on that one day? What if the man who had been lame from birth wasn’t at the temple gate on that one day when Peter and John were walking through? What if he would have stayed home that day?
What if on the day Jesus showed up at the lake teaching, Simon would have quit work early that day and gone home? What if he would have been in a bad and irritable mood, and not receptive to some strange man in a robe and sandals asking if he could get in his boat? It happened in “one day”, but Simon didn’t realize that was THE day. But it was. It was the day God called him to a completely different life that would change everything.
What has God been working on for you in his timeline in Heaven which is radically different than your timeline here on Earth? What has he been aligning to become possible all in one day, but you won’t know what one day?
It will be one ordinary day, and you won’t want to miss it.
Think about it, you either already have, or you will, meet the love of your life “one day”. You see, one day when I was a freshman in high school, I saw the new boy walking the hallways in his British Knights shoes, and I thought to myself, “who is he?!!!” Well, I had been praying for years that God would bring new boys to my little country school, and one day, he showed up. Oh to know now all God had been doing for literally generations to bring that boy to my school, and have him show up “one day”. I sure am glad I had my collar flipped up and my bangs with the extra poof that day, because it was the “one day”!
You have a “one day” story. One day you met them. One day you took the first step. One day you said no more. One day you walked through that open door. One day you clicked play. One day you said yes. One day it all changed.
It’s the power of one day.
And what do you have here today? Have you forgotten the proven power in a day?
What could happen today? What could change today? Well I have no idea what God could have been working on for 1,000 years in Heaven that could all unfold in this one day, but it might just be really big!
What’s our role in this?
It’s really quite simple. Just be available.
One day when Jesus showed up and asked if he could get in the boat with Simon, Simon was available.
One day when Jesus intentionally took the disciples straight into a storm, they were available.
One day when Peter and John were walking into the temple, they encountered a lame man who had never walked before, and all 3 of them were available. Peter and John were available to be used by God, and the lame man was available to receive healing.
Be available to give today.
Be available to receive today.
Be available to follow today.
Be available to be flexible today.
Jesus, you want to get in my boat today? Well, I had plans to leave work early and go home and do things that need to be done, but you bet I’m available. Get on in my boat!
Jesus, you seriously want to head straight into this storm where it looks like we will surely sink? I’m going with! I’m totally available for wherever you’re taking me.
God, you want me to stop and speak to the one who is laying there unchanged forever? Would you want to use me to create change, even though I have no idea how that would be possible? Okay, I’m available today!
God, you want to change what has never ever been able to change in my life before? You want me to get up today in your power? I’m SOOOOO available!
It all happens “one day”. Everything that has happened on the countless, unimpressive days before, has led to this one day. And today could be your one day. Won’t you be available for it? Won’t you show up for it? Won’t you believe God has the power to unleash a thousands years worth of work into this one day?
Today is either your “one day”, or it is leading up to a “one day” for you. Either way, heaven’s work is unfolding here today and God wants to know if you’re available for it!at work for you!