Two Golden Days...By Robert J Burdette

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“John 8:30-32”

Since: Jun 10

Mill Creek, Ky

#1 Jun 8, 2010
Two Golden Days
By Robert J Burdette

There are two days of the week upon which and about which I never worry. Two carefree days, kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension.

One of these is YESTERDAY.

Yesterday, with all its cares and frets, with all its pains and aches, all its faults, its mistakes and blunders, has passed away forever beyond the reach of my recall. I cannot undo an act that I wrought; I cannot unsay a word that I said yesterday.

All that it holds of my life, of wrongs and regret and sorrow, is in the hands of the Mighty God that can bring honey out of the rock and sweet waters out of the bitterest desert -- the God of Love that can make the wrong things right, that can turn the weeping into laughter, that can give beauty for ashes, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, the joy of the morning for the woe of the night.

Save for the beautiful memories, sweet and tender, that linger like the perfumes of roses in the heart of the day that is gone, I have nothing to do with yesterday. It was mine; it is Godís.

And the other day I do not worry about is TOMORROW.

Tomorrow with all its possible adversities, its burdens, its perils, its large promise and poor performance, its failure and mistakes, is as far beyond the reach of my mastery as its dead sister, yesterday. It is a day of Godís. Its sun will rise in roseate splendor, or behind the mask of weeping clouds. But it will rise.

I have no possession in that unborn day of grace. All else is in the safe keeping of that Infinite God that holds for me the treasure of yesterday. His love is higher than the stars, wider than the skies, deeper than the seas. Tomorrow -- It is Godís day. It will be mine.

There is left for myself then, but one day of the week - TODAY. With faith and trust in the Lord any man can fight the battles of today and any woman can carry the burdens of just one day.

O friend, it is only when to the burdens and cares of today carefully measured out to us by the Infinite Wisdom and Might that gives with them the promise, "As thy day so shall thy strength be," we willingly add the burdens of those two awful eternities -- yesterday and tomorrow -- that we break down. It isnít the experience of today that drives men mad. It is the remorse for something that happened yesterday, the dread of what tomorrow may disclose.

These are Godís days. Leave them with Him.

Therefore, I think, and I do, and I journey but one day at a time. That is the easy day. That is the manís day. Nay rather, that is our day -- Godís and mine. And while faithfully and dutifully I run the course, and work my appointed task on that day of ours, God the Almighty and the All-loving takes care of yesterday and tomorrow.

(Psalm 118:24)
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

(Psalm 118:6)
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

(Matthew 6:34)
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Until the whole world hears!
Shalom, and God Bless.
Brother Paul.

“John 8:30-32”

Since: Jun 10

Mill Creek, Ky

#2 Jun 9, 2010
Just re surfacing it.
Anonymous

Vancouver, WA

#3 Apr 27, 2013
Two Golden Days
By Robert J Burdette
I have received this copy of "My Creed" from my husband's family which hails from Kentucky. It is slightly different from the one by Robert J Burdette. I do not know when Robert wrote his version of "My Creed", can you tell me? I received this copy in 1995, I do not know when it was written but it is on yellow weathered paper. It was unsigned. It reads:
MY CREED
There are two golden days in the week about which I never worry. One of these days is Yesterday. Yesterday with all its cares and trials, its pains and aches, its mistakes and blunders has passed forever beyond my recall. I cannot undue an act that I wrought, a word that I said, all that it holds of life, of wrong or regret and sorrow is past. Save for the beautiful memories sweet and tender that linger like the perfume of a rose in the heart of the day that is gone, I have nothing to do with Yesterday. It is mine---it is God's.
And another day that I do not worry about is Tomorrow, Tomorrow with its adversities, its large promise and poor performance its failures and mistakes is as far beyond my mastery as its dead sister Yesterday. Its sun will rise in splender or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise. Until then the same love and patience that held Yesterday holds Tomorrow. I have no possessions of that unborn day. There is left for myself then but ONE DAY in the week TODAY. Anyone can fight the battles of just one day. It is only when we willfully add the burden of Yesterday and Tomorrow that we break down. It isn't the experience of Today that drives men mad, it is the remorse fro something that happened Yesterday, and dread of what Tomorrow may disclose.
Therefore, I think, I do, and I journey BUT ONE DAY at a time.
God takes care of Yesterday and Tomorrow.
Sincerely,
DJ Payne

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