Keller: ‘One Day at a Time’ rendition crystallizes key to success

Published 12:01 am Saturday, August 27, 2016

One of my favorite Christian songs is “One Day at a Time.” Two of my best friends are Henry and Marsha Stein of Reserve.

Their story is one of the most interesting and almost unbelievable ones I’ve very heard. Next week, I’ll share about their lives together, but today it’s about Marsha and the song, “One Day at a Time.”

Over the years, Marsha accompanied me to different drug rehabilitation centers and would sing that song. She sang it better than anyone I’ve heard, including professionals, and touched the lives of many people with the song because of her spirit.

Every time she sang it, she would then talk about the only two days that will mess up anyone’s life — yesterday and tomorrow.

The secret to being successful in anything, including overcoming drug addiction, is to focus on today.

Today — the present — is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.

I often told her that if we could travel and share that song and her testimony, many people would get saved. I realize that as we both have aged, we won’t be able to do together what we did in the past.

The one thing I’m sure of is Marsha will never know how many people were touched by God through her obedience to Him in sharing her gift with a lonely and suffering world.

The challenge to live one day at a time is one of the hardest things to do.

We are too occupied with what happened in the past and what we will do in the future to enjoy the gift of the present.

The following is the beginning of the song. If you live it out, your life will be so simple.

“One day at a time, sweet Jesus, that’s all I’m asking of You. Just give me the strength to do every day what I have to do. Yesterday’s gone, sweet Jesus, and tomorrow may never be mine. Lord help me today, show me the way, one day at a time.”

If you have any questions, or comments, please write to Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call 985-652-8477 or email