• John Whitehead

This is the First Day

We have all heard the adage “this is the first day” of the rest of your life. I am sure we have considered this from time to time and have our own thoughts regarding what it means and how we apply it to each day. But what if this was the last day we had? How would we approach it any differently?

As I continue life’s journey, I am faced with the reality that time here with the ones I love is finite. It is growing shorter and feels like it is moving faster with each passing day.

Regardless of your place in time and your perspective on it, today truly is “the first day” of the rest of your life.


This is great news isn’t it? It means we can start over. Though we cannot undo what occurred yesterday, we most certainly can do, things differently today. This is how I believe our Lord wants us to approach each day. When we do perhaps, we won’t see our time as growing short or running out. Perhaps we will see it as precious and approach it with a sense of awe and wonder.


Why do we get another day? Because there is still more for us to do. How should we see today? As if it is “the first day” of the rest of our life! When we do, we will see each day with a new sense of anticipation as we live it with the excitement that comes with everything new.

You and I have choice on how we perceive each day. The question is do we see it as one more day to live and love or one less day to do so? The choice is ours.


If this truly is “the first day” of the rest of your life and it is. Why not live it with passion and use it for the purpose for which it was given.

To rejoice and be glad in it!


Psalm 118:23-24, “This is from the LORD and it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the LORD has mad, we will rejoice and be glad in it.”



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