Anticipation is such a great thing – a trip, a visit, even a good meal or the completion of a job. It’s defined as “enjoyment beforehand”. It helps to keep us from boredom and dullness. It can help to change lethargy to energy and indifference to alertness. Paul strongly encouraged the believers in Philippi to actively look forward to the things that God wanted to do in and through each of them every new day. So – today, Lord Jesus, help me to be conscious that this may be the day that You will come again, but that it may still be the day that you want me to live and love and serve with the awareness that the way I run this race is enormously important. I am so grateful that You will help me to stay focused and not be distracted or get discouraged.