The Bible speaks to us of the value of each day, and points out the need for us to use each day wisely and profitably:

Each day is a gift from God; we need His wisdom to use it wisely. “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Ps 90:12).

Each day has its own particular joys and challenges. We are to set our minds and hands to today’s duties and avoid worrying about tomorrow’s. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matt 6:34).

We must use prayer and the Word of God each day in order to receive what we need for the day. “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matt 6:11); “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success” (Josh 1:8; see also Psalm 119:11,105; 2 Timothy 3:16,17).

It is clear that our days are to be used responsibly and not squandered (Eph 5:16). God has made us “stewards” of our days – our time – and we are accountable to Him for how we use them. When we submit each day to God, He will help order and direct our steps. The essential meaning of submission is “right order” in design and relationship. It is not about domination. It actually refers to things being in proper arrangement so as to work properly. Our days will “fit together” much better when they are first submitted to God for His guidance. “But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in Your hand” (Ps 31:14,15).

God will not force His way into our daily business. We must invite His Lordship over our day, and ask in prayer for His wisdom and provision for all that concerns us. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, Who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him” (Jas 1:5).

We can take assurance in God’s promises that He will help us, guide us, and be with us through each day (Ps 32:8; 48:14; Matt 28:20). We can begin each day with joy, thankful for the gift of another day to serve the Lord and others.

A. SURRENDER YOUR DAY TO GOD

Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass… Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him” (Ps 37:5,7).

The two words, “commit” and “rest,” are of great importance.

By “committing” the things of our life to God and “resting” in the sure knowledge that He will work all things together for our good (Rom 8:28), we bring divine order to each day.