One of God’s favorite words is Today.
Today if you hear his voice….
Today is the day of salvation…
Give us this day (today) our daily bread.
Jesus preached on this so we would get it right: Don’t worry about tomorrow!
So it probably shouldn’t surprise us the enemy is all about tomorrow.
My favorite story to illustrate this is in Exodus 8. This is where we read the story of the plague of frogs. There are frogs E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E. In the bed. In the stove. Under the cushions. In your sink.
You can’t walk without squishing one.
Moses asks, “Have you had enough.” Pharaoh wants them gone. Moses asks when.
Now here’s where it gets interesting. One would think Pharaoh would jump at the opportunity and use his authority to tell Moses get them gone right now!
But, no. He says, “Do it tomorrow.”
Why on earth would he want to spend another moment, let alone another day, living his life overrun by frogs?
I don’t understand…but I see it all the time. What makes us think tomorrow is a better day than today to change? Why would we choose to live with self-inflicted pain and sin one more day? I don’t know…but we do.
So here’s the challenge for the week. Pay attention to what you put off, whether it’s a minute, an hour, or a day. And let’s chose to live by God’s word whenever possible.
We’re living for today!
PRAYER: God of the present. God of today. Help us to not put off what we know we should do. Help us to waste what we have (today) by reaching for something that may never be ours (tomorrow). Make us uncomfortable with the the things we keep in our life so that we won’t put off changing. Very few of those things we hold on to are worth the pain. Show us where we’re hoarding frogs, and help us get rid of them today. Amen.