A reminder for today
Look here, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit." How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it's here a little while, then it's gone. What you ought to say is, "If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that." Otherwise you are boasting about your own plans, and all such boasting is evil. Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. (James 4:13-17)
When I was in college I had a friend that always said, “If it is God’s will I’ll see you tomorrow”. I never gave it much thought until a few years later. What is tomorrow other than a gift of grace out of God’s loving hand. James says here that we boast if we talk about our own plans. In other words, if we talk about tomorrow we should consider that fact that tomorrow will only happen if it is God’s will. God gives so much grace that we have come to a point where we take life for granted. Life is like the morning fog, says James, it is only here for a little while.
Life is but a mere moment compared to eternity and we should be so careful that we do not miss the point of life. In the end, it is all about God and what we do here is all about Him. It is a sin to know what you must do and then not do it. I chatted to a friend on twitter yesterday and one thing that we talked about is how Christians are embarrassed to talk about their faith, because it might offend someone. Why do we do that? Why are we scared to say what we should? This is one of the devil’s best accomplishments to make us embarrassed about our faith. You do not want to be labelled as a Bible person. What are you then other than a fake. You know what is right, do it. You only have today and by God’s grace we might have tomorrow. That is why forgive and forgiveness is so important. Let go of the past and seek only Jesus, because we need Him in every moment. We cannot do this on our own.
Lord, we thank you for another day that you have made and given to us out of your love. Let us bring glory to you as we carry you as a label on our lives so that other will see you in us. Let us not miss a single moment to show you and talk about you. We love you with all our hearts. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.