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Bible Ballistics: BBs #732 Make That Call Today???

 

I would like to share a bit of a challenge with you today, one which I’ve been reminded of from time to time throughout the years, and one which I try to practice regularly, even continually: and that’s to “listen” to God’s promptings on our hearts!  As we read our Bibles and pray, God will bring people to our remembrance who have affected our lives—those who have helped us, encouraged us, or taught us some great life lesson, or even challenged us to change in a positive way.  I think God isn’t just prodding our memory but perhaps prompting us to “DO” something!  Maybe we need to write a note—yes, a real pen and paper correspondence, almost a lost art today—or make a phone call (Facebook doesn’t count, I’m talking about real human connection)—or maybe even a visit, or Facetime, Zoom or some other “face to face” connection!  A call to say thanks, I was thinking of you!  Why? You ask!  Because time is fleeting and one day that person won’t be here, or you won’t be here to have that opportunity to “make someone’s day”!  TODAY is all you or I have—let’s use it; and here are some scriptures to help us along our way! God has put people in our path for a reason, let’s fulfill our purpose!

But exhort one another daily,

while it is called To day;

lest any of you be hardened

through the deceitfulness of sin…

…. 15 While it is said, To day

 if ye will hear his voice,

harden not your hearts,

as in the provocation.”  Hebrews 3:13 & 15

It is so easy to become hardened not only through the “deceitfulness of sin”, but by the crazy hustle and bustle of “busy-ness” today; yet we are called to consider what God has for us to “BE” and “DO” this “day” and not be so distracted by the demands of “tomorrows” which may not come.  We are to be faithful workers for our King and, servants who pay attention to our Lord’s voice.  Not only spreading encouragement, help and correction but also the message of salvation to those who are lost.  It is so easy—so very easy—to be caught up in the demands of ‘living’, the call of the ‘things’ in our life, or just, as Oswald Chambers says, to be distracted by the “mundane”!  Look up>follow!

For he hath made him

to be sin for us,

who knew no sin;

that we might be made

the righteousness of God

in him

…..6: 1 We then,

as workers together with him,

beseech you also

that ye receive not the grace of God

in vain.

2 (For he saith,

I have heard thee

in a time accepted,

and in the day of salvation

have I succoured thee:

behold,

now is the accepted time;

behold,

now is the day of salvation.)”.   2 Corinthians 5:21-6:1-2

Who are you thinking about right now?  Don’t just sit there, get up and “DO” something:  make that call, write that note, walk next door, send those flowers, Facetime that loved one, whatever you can do, DO it!  Today!  Oh, the joy of hearing joy in the voice of someone whom you can encourage and lift up; or the smile of that one whom you haven’t checked on in a while, or the response to a note that made “the day” for someone you care about.  There are so many things that we leave undone, so many opportunities missed, let’s get busy today—sharing Jesus in whatever ways HE directs!  Let’s get your/my focus on listening to Jesus and making a difference in other’s lives not just our own!

Therefore I say unto you,

Take no thought for your life,

what ye shall eat,

or what ye shall drink;

nor yet for your body,

what ye shall put on.

Is not the life

more than meat,

and the body

than raiment?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying,

What shall we eat?

or, What shall we drink?

or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things

do the Gentiles seek:)

for your heavenly Father knoweth

that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first

the kingdom of God,

and his righteousness;

and all these things

shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow:

for the morrow shall take thought

for the things of itself.

Sufficient unto the day

 is the evil thereof.”   Portions of Matthew 6:25-34

Nuff’ said—GOBEDO God’s will for you!  Today-Amen!