Every day comes with its own currency. Every New Year we celebrate new beginnings, but in reality, there are new beginnings for us every day:
Lamentations 3:22,23 NKJ “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”
Every morning is a fresh start – because of God’s mercy I made it and woke up this morning! With this new day, this new year, comes a new currency to spend. How I live life today is the only real currency I have – I had better spend it wisely.
2 Corinthians 12:15 NKJ “And I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls…”
I’ve been in the mall before and seen items that caught my eye. If something is nice enough to make me stop, I’ll check the price tag and see if it is worth the money I have in my pocket. Most of the time it’s not unless it’s on the clearance rack. You know the clearance racks that are in the back of the store where the for sale items are? The rack of clothes that are on “final” clearance: 60% off of the 60% off! When I leave a store having only paid $6 for a pair of jeans that originally were $40 – I am satisfied. Never pay full price on anything!
But the currency of daily life never comes cheap or on clearance. We always pay full price for today’s items – for loving God, loving our families, and this world that is so lost! The great tragedy is ending a day with currency left in our pockets.
Did I love God as much as I could?
Did I love my family and friends without condition?
Did I love this world enough to spread the Father’s love to them?
This year, I want to spend! I want to spend every day’s currency fully and not save a penny of it. I want to spend until I can’t spend any more each and every day. Because today is all I have to spend and I am determined to spend it all!