This is the beginning of a new day.
God has given me this day to use as I will.
I can waste it…or use it for good.
But what I do today is important because
I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
When tomorrow comes,
This day will be gone forever.
Leaving in its place
Something that I have traded for it.
I want it to be gain and not loss,
Good and not evil,
Success and not failure,
In order that I shall not regret
The price that I have paid for it.
Be very careful, then, how you live-- not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
Who knows the power of your anger?
For your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you.
Teach us to number our days aright,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom.