Day by Day, Step by Step

How do we get to the end of the race?

day-to-day-christopher-columbusOne day at a time…One moment at a time…One step at a time.

I’ve driven over 1.5 million miles. Yes. Million. Give me an excuse to drive somewhere and I’m up for the challenge. I’ve driven in Scotland! Wrong side of the road, wrong side of the car, shifting with my left hand instead of my right hand… Great fun!

How do you get to the end of your trip? One mile (kilometer) at a time! How did Columbus get across the ocean to a place he only surmised existed? One nautical mile at a time, never knowing when he would arrive. Notice his concept about keeping a daily account of his voyage. Would it not be a good thing for us to daily record our passage through this life? It’s a great way to look back over our shoulder and see where things were bad, and how life improves, and to realize how far we have come!

A time of devotion could easily include a time of journaling…

How do I get to the end of the year blogging nearly every day? One Day at a Time. Perhaps you remember this song from Cristy Lane (just the chorus)…

One day at a time sweet Jesus
That’s all I’m asking from you.
Just give me the strength
To do everyday what I have to do.
Yesterday’s gone sweet Jesus
And tomorrow may never be mine.
Lord help me today, show me the way
One day at a time.

You just have to step up to the task, and do whatever it takes. Today. Do not groan about yesterday, or stress about tomorrow… Today. Right now. Do it…

On this day in history, December 6th…

  • 1768 – 1st edition of “Encyclopedia Britannica” published in Scotland
  • 1790 – The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DC came in the future.
  • 1865 – 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery.
  • 1877 – First recording made of the human voice – Thomas Edison reciting “Mary had a little lamb” – just 12 years after the 13th Amendment.
  • 1844 – The Washington Monument is completed – and I still haven’t been in it. I is present closed until 2019 as they continue
  • 1922 – 1st electric power line commercial carrier in US, Utica, NY – we’re not even 100 years later!
  • 1923 – 1st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge
  • 1941 – President FDR telegraphs Japanese Emperor Hirohito with the request that “for the sake of humanity,” the emperor intervene “to prevent further death and destruction in the world.” Intelligence suggested the Japanese fleet was headed to Thailand, and not the United States.
  • 1957 – 1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up
  • 1964 – “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” 1st airs on TV
  • 2011 – Dobie Gray, American musician and singer (“Drift Away”), dies at 71 – some favorite songs by this singer!

So… A favorite 12/6 scripture is:

The words of the LORD are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times. (Psalms 12:6 NKJV)

And I posted several blogs on Facebook in the past:

If I could share one additional thought… Do not give up because you have a bad day… Tomorrow is just around the corner and you have another opportunity to aim for a better outcome.