Wig’s Word of God Today 1-17-2013
We lose tomorrow if we live in yesterday not giving God our all today.
Take care, brothers, that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart, so as to forsake the living God. Encourage yourselves daily while it is still “today,” so that none of you may grow hardened by the deceit of sin. Hebrews 3: 12-13
He remained outside in deserted places, and people kept coming to Him from everywhere. Mark 1:45c
Hebrews 3:7-14, Psalm 95 & Mark 1:40-45
You always see them in Want Ads as you grow up; sales jobs selling God knows what in places even near your home you’ve never seen before. The “outskirts” of town where you turn at the orange and blue mailbox careful not to run over Gator the barking mutt. I answered one these after my father sold his business when I was 18 as the first “real” job I would have in my life selling water purification systems in North Florida. I was a shop rat in a transmission business working for my dad since I was 15 never dealing with customers and surely not reading poetry.
This job was different because we began each demonstration with a poem and I read it so many times I could recite it at will. Practice makes perfect is true with anything in life especially developing and maintaining a relationship with God. It’s something we grow with in time but each day welcomes the opportunity to place God First allowing the distractions of sin around to fade. Today our reading from Hebrews reminds me of this poem I will share with you from an unknown writer that asks us to do good avoiding evil at all costs. To take each day as the gift it really is to you as YOU will.
If we waste it and use it for sin instead of God we take away the importance of exchanging a day of your life for selfish reasons instead of celebrating each day in Christ’s Salvation. We lose tomorrow if we live in yesterday seeking flesh and greed but we conquer today in His faith, hope and love abiding in charity to find increase not defeat, virtues not immorality accomplishing triumph not disappointment living eternal every ounce of blood, sweat and tears we give for defeat only happens when you stop believing in Christ’s Truth. Amen.
“This is the beginning of a new day. I have been given this day to use as I WILL. I can waste it… or use it for good, But what I do today is important, Because I am exchanging a day of my life for it! When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, Leaving in its place something that I have traded for it. I want it to be gain, and not loss; Good and not evil; success and not failure; In order that I shall not regret the price I have paid for it. I will try just for today, for you never fail until you stop trying.”
We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today we live each day celebrating Your Truth avoiding sin to live for You. Praying for SC & STL Emmaus. Praying for Kairos Prison Ministry. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. We pray for Greg Bishop to find healing LORD. We pray our life can be for You. In Jesus Name we Eternally pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ,
†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed†
Partners in Christ His Reality will Bless– Hebrews 3:7-14
The Spirit of Truth eternally speaks
Nothing to hide nothing that reeks
Oh that when you hear His voice leak
Harden not your hearts or tongues to speak
Once there was rebellion in the desert to greet
Living in His Works for 40 years to meet
Provoking God’s love with erring heart’s to seek
Not knowing His Ways of love to reap
God swore in His Wrath not embracing His rest
Reminding us Brothers and Sisters to keep our faithful best
Not forsaking God ready for the ultimate test
Daily living in Truth void of sin’s debilitating fest
Partners in Christ His Reality will Bless
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins January 17, 2013 @ 5:59 AM EST