Hello everyone! What a beautiful day. Our weather here in the PNW has had the undertones of Fall–which I love, it’s my favorite season– but it reminds me just how fast time goes!
Summer went by so quick, I don’t think my kids had one chance to say they were bored on the long, lazy days of summer! 🙂
All of those thoughts on time got me thinking of right now. Today.
“What am I filling this day with and Who is leading it?”
Last week, while visiting a friend, she shared a book with me by Dr. David Jeremiah, “Slaying the Giants in Your Life.” While flipping through the book I landed on some words of Truth that I really needed to hear. Life changing, heart felt, and God-given words.
“Years ago, a very famous preacher surveyed the Bible to find out what were the most important words in the scripture. For instance, he wanted to find out what was the saddest word in the Bible, what was the happiest word. But when he came to the most dangerous word in the Bible, the word that he chose was the word “tomorrow”” (Jeremiah, Dr. David, emphasis mine).
Think about it. Procrastination leads people to put off fighting addictions. Or making that doctor’s appointment that can prevent a disease or bring about the right treatment plan. It has altered the dreams of students and their educational steps to fulfillment of degrees and higher learning. Also, may have kept many people stuck in the rut of a dead-end job, never taking a chance on what a different opportunity may bring.
Most importantly, “it has kept more men and women from coming to Christ than any other word in the dictionary. Let me tell you today that Satan’s favorite word of all words is “tomorrow,” but the word that is dear to the heart of God is “today” (Jeremiah, Dr. David, emphasis mine).
Again, the question comes to mind, “What am I filling today with and Who is leading it?”
The reason I believe those words of Truth put such a deep check in my heart is that I was putting off my writing until tomorrow and allowing Satan to steal and destroy what God is trying to do today–through my writing and through my life. Not anymore, No way!
So here I am TODAY. Leaning on and Trusting in the promises of God. He is leading me on this path of ministering through writing. The Lord began this journey in me years ago, and the Holy Spirit is leading me into this new adventure. This is one scripture that really inspires me:
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
So today I decide to live intentionally pursuing God first (through His Word, prayer, and worship) so that my eyes, ears, and heart are open to any divine appointments God brings my way. A word of encouragement to a friend or stranger. Calling someone that needs to hear that Jesus loves them. A hug that speaks a thousand words without a single word being spoken. Speaking the Good News of Salvation today to someone God knows doesn’t have tomorrow….
I do not want to miss any opportunity God brings my way, today, because “…your life is like a morning fog–it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” (James 4:14 NLT)
Today is God’s day and can be filled with His divine appointments for you, so:
What are YOU filling this day with and Who is leading it?
All the Glory to God,
Image of Divine Appointments–The Journey Bible Church. journeybiblechurch.org.
Jeremiah, Dr. David. “Slaying the Giant of Procrastination.” 17 August 2019. Web.