Thursday, November 5, 2015

Tomorrow.....What A Wonderful Day!

Proverbs 14:12
There is a path (or way of living) before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.

Funny how when we refuse to turn from our old ways, we allow our own thought process to be the compass by which we will follow.
Never mind that we have good people who are clean and sober, and following this Jesus who are trying to give us wise and godly counsel. We reject it to run down the path of silliness, and we keep running until we are dead.

And the words that come out of our mouth seem like wisdom, but in truth they are the words of a foolish person.

"I can quit tomorrow!"
Along the same lines, we hear, "I can quit anytime I want to." To which I'm thinking...."you're going to court and it probably is going to end in doing some time. You're girlfriend has left you. You're living in an abandoned house with no electricity, no running water, and no gas. And you're claiming that you can quit tomorrow. In less than 24 hours you will be clean and sober and doing the right thing?" This I gotta see.

Why would someone make such a claim?
Because "Tomorrow" is the perfect day to start anything new. In fact, we can do anything tomorrow. We can scale mountains that stand in our way today. We can solve every problem we face today by simply waiting 24 hours. Tomorrow is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf. 

Problem is, usually when tomorrow arrives and becomes today, we wilt under the pressure that accompanies it. So we continue to push the solution to our problem into the next day. That way our intentions are's the results that have a tendency to turn out bad.

Verse from Hebrews 3 reads: "Today, when you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts." You see, when we make those ridiculous statements about turning over a new leaf tomorrow, and then we don't, we forget a vital piece of the puzzle. Each time we act in this manner, our hearts grow a little harder. We become a little colder to the truth. We grow dull in our hearing and the voice of God becomes a little more distant. We are actually choosing spiritual death over the offer of real life that Jesus is offering to us. How crazy is that? Well, I've seen this little scenario played out time and time again, as an individual would put off accepting this change in life. I can tell you with all sincerity of heart, such a choice never ends well. 

Do not put off today what you perceive you can do tomorrow, especially when it comes to your soul. I would ask you do you know you'll even be alive tomorrow?
Food for thought from the Greene Street Letters.

God on you...
michael b.

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