Sunday, March 29, 2015

While it is today

"But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end. As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” Hebrews 3:13-15

Tomorrow seems to be everyone's favorite day doesn't it? After all, so many people are saving the good things for it right? Tomorrow I will start my healthy eating plan. Tomorrow I will start exercising. Tomorrow I will start spending more time praying and reading Scripture. Or tomorrow I will try harder. Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow! Today is yesterday's tomorrow. Did you realize that? Until a person makes good on their vows while it is still today, tomorrow will never come and changes will never take place.

The bible instructs us to not only encourage one another daily but to listen to God's calling. Putting off until tomorrow what God is calling you to do today may seem like innocent procrastination to us but God sees it as disobedience-also known as sin which separates us from God. (Isaiah 59:12) Apart from Christ, we are powerless as 2 Corinthians 3:5 says, "Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God." So you see, there's no such thing as "innocent" procrastination and no better time than now to act.  

Is there something God has been calling you to? Something you have been putting off? As long as it is called "Today", listen to His voice and be obedient to His calling knowing that He will, "equip you with everything good for doing his will". (Hebrews 13:21) Today is the day. He has great things in store for you!

Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us everything we need to fulfill the purpose you have for us. May we heed the call today where we are, with what we have knowing that your grace and strength are sufficient to accomplish any task you have placed before us. May we encourage our christian brothers and sisters every day as you have instructed us that we might all be stronger in faith and more united in a common purpose. It's in your precious name we pray, Jesus. Amen.

Happy Running!!!

Best Days - Lincoln Brewster