Bible Ballistics: BBs #177 Today—Again???
We shared last time that ‘This is the day that the Lord has made’, but I’d like us to tweak our thoughts a bit, because ‘today’ keeps happening and sometimes we are so distracted by the “todays” that we forget that it is truly all we have.
We must not waste life waiting for tomorrows that may never come. By the same token we must not waste life on the yesterdays that were not what we wanted them to be. The older I get the more I am learning that God IS faithful and my job is simply to:
“….love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” Matthew 22:37
And to: “…..Love thy neighbour as thyself.” Matthew 22:39
In other words, I am to love God and then let HIS love spill over onto all those around me (and in Luke 10 Jesus tells us who our neighbor is). Sometimes we just need a reminder to hear and obey:
“16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh……25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” Galatians 5:16, 25
How do we ‘Walk in the Spirit”? Only by having the Spirit, by being born again of God at which time we are given His Spirit to teach us, to lead us and bring us into all truth. And only God-redeemed, transformed, born again persons have His indwelling Holy Spirit. (See John 14:26)
Romans 8:9b, “….Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” NO Jesus—NO Spirit!
But when we are His, we do have His Spirit and we can be a reflection of Jesus to the world, by ordering our steps according to His Word and His Spirit within us. And remember Jesus is the WORD!
“Therefore being justified by faith,
we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access by faith
into this grace
wherein we stand,
and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only so,
but we glory in tribulations also:
knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:
5 And hope maketh not ashamed;
because the love of God
is shed abroad in our hearts
by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
6 For when we were yet without strength,
in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die:
yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us,
in that, while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us.” Romans 5:1-8
So??? Take that truth and love to the world TODAY!!!