Thursday, April 7, 2016

Seize the Day

Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.
I read some research by psychologist William Morriston who reported that 94% of the 3,000 persons he surveyed were enduring today in order to get to tomorrow. Do you know anyone like that? Perhaps you are one of those. When the purposes of God are our purposes also, just getting through the day is not one of them. There is much to do in advancing the kingdom of Jesus Christ every day, and each day bring new opportunities in our date and place in history for reaching and blessing others, while growing in faith and knowledge of our Savior and Lord. When the promise of eternity in heaven with Jesus is secured and assured, then every tomorrow is another day closer to glory.

Ephesians 5:15-17 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

Procrastination, the putting off to a future time, leads to dilatoriness, delay in proceeding and has not place in “living the life” as a child of God. There is no time like the present. Some may say: “Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I love you tomorrow. You’re only a day away.” The only problem is … tomorrow never arrives. It's always a day away. When it gets here, it is today. And today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. It is always today. You can do nothing in either yesterday or tomorrow. Act accordingly! We're not barely getting by or just getting through it. Seize the day for the Lord.

In Christ, Brian

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