Today Is The Day
It is the most important day in your life.
Today is all we really have.

The Time We Have Is Now
Most young people do not dwell in the past because they do not have much of a past.
As we age, we remember things from our past that makes us proud, and we also remember those things of which we are ashamed.
Also, as we age, we realize that our bodies do not perform the same as in the past, and in our minds, we like to reminisce about our accomplishments.
Perhaps we received an award, and we also realize that what we did, we did very well.
Dwelling in the past may have its place, but spiritually speaking, that is something we are to give up.
Philippians 3:13-14: “Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus”.
In Revelation 2:5, John tells the church at Ephesus: “Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you, and will remove your lampstand out of its place—unless you repent”.
So some things need to be remembered, and some things need to be forgotten.
Just because you did something good in the past, you cannot rest on that fact alone.
The point is that what you are doing now is more important than what you did in the past.
Maybe you did do some good things in the past, but are you still doing them?
The church at Ephesus is an example we should pay attention to.

We certainly need to be looking towards the future.
There are some who focus upon the future with all sorts of plans.
They envision perhaps a big beautiful house and garden.
Or they see themselves on extended vacations to exotic places.
All too often we fail to include God in our plans.
Without God in our life and plans, our lives become vanity and striving after the wind (Ecclesiastes).
James 4:13-15: “Come now, you who say, “today or tomorrow, we shall go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and also do this or that.”
This reminds us of our short time on earth in respect to eternity.
Often, people plan their future and ignore God.
For many, God is just an afterthought once the plans are made.

All we really have is "right now" or "today".
What we do today does have a bearing upon our future.
How we live today prepares us for tomorrow.
2 Corinthians 6:2: quoting Isaiah 49:8 “for He says, “At the acceptable time I listened to you, and on the day of salvation I helped you”; behold, now is the acceptable time, behold, now is the day of salvation”.
That is very true, for NOW is all we have.

If someone decides that they will start serving God tomorrow, it will never happen.
Tomorrow never gets here.
Too many people have the intention of getting right with God someday, just not today.
This is a tragic mistake.
That is why it is so important to start today getting yourself in a right relationship with God.
That is why “today” is so important to your soul.
The Bible tells us that we do not know when the end will happen.
We should also realize that time and chance happen to all alike.
Ecclesiastes 9:11: “I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise, nor wealth to the discerning, nor favor to men of ability; for time and chance overtake them all.”
We are no more than a breath away from leaving this life.
Driving down the road, you are literally a few feet away from sudden death.
Accidents happen all the time, and hardly anyone is prepared to die.
But we all will die, unless the Lord returns first in which we will all be changed from the mortal to immortal.

In order to be prepared for the future, we must be right with God today.
Waiting is so dangerous for our souls.
Start by living for Jesus and serving like He did.
Luke 9:23: “And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me”.”
Sure you will lose friends and perhaps family, but are you going to allow them to keep you out of heaven?
Many people would rather hold on to their possessions, status, family than to serve the Christ faithfully.
Luke 14:26: “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple”.
We know that Christ does not want us to hate anyone.
The point is that Christ has to be first in our lives, and He is the one we should seek to please above all else.

Today is the day you need to prepare yourself to be a servant of God.
Yesterday is gone, no matter how faithful you were to God.
Start living the new life today.
Determine to awake each day as a new day with new opportunities to serve God and do His will.
Now, do you see why TODAY is the most important day of your life?

By Carey Scott

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