Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life!

Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life! By Linda Hogeland

Today is the first day of the rest of your life
So kiss on your husband or hug on your wife
Play with your children and show that you care
Pray as a family and make them aware

Aware of a Savior who died for their sin
Entombed… but then risen the third day again
He conquered the grave and now lives up above
The Bible's His message of unending love

Your past is forgiven when surrendered to Him
Your future is vivid when etched by His pen
Your story is written in the Lamb’s book of life
Your journey is certain and there’s joy midst the strife

You’ll grow strong through struggles
Building muscles through faith
As you step out with Jesus
And delve into His grace

Don’t fret, and don’t worry
Don’t battle with fear
Each victory is certain
When Jesus is near!

Tell others about Him
And share the good news
Walk along side them
As if in their shoes

Tell them today is a new day indeed
The first day of new life in which to succeed
Success is not measured by money or fame
But adoption by Jesus has earned you a name

Your new name as a Christian is written above
And someday you’ll read it in the Lamb’s book of love
How rich are His blessings…how warm is His heart
You’ll feel Him embracing you right from the start

So today is the first day of the rest of your life
Live it to the fullest…cut the cake with a knife
You’re now married to Jesus…you’re His bride in pure white
Leaving darkness behind you…stepping out into light!

Luke 19:10
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.


September said...


You surely need to publish a book of Inspirational poetry! I would be your first to snatch one up!
I TRULY needed that today. It was divine for sure. I am making a big change in my attitude today.. thank YOU,, It IS the 1st day of the rest of my life!
Much love to you.

His Doorkeeper said...

I am so impressed...You are such a good writer! What a gift!

Have a blessed day!

Jenilee said...

I agree with September! you could publish this in a book! I love it!

Sue said...

Wow! That was great! And I also agree with all three comments above mine. I would buy it too! Thank you for sharing it.



Deanna said...

Hello Linda,
Comforting poem that you have written.
God bless,

Karin said...

Beautifully written and so deeply meaningful. Thanks so much for sharing your poem with us!