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Devotion Living With Urgency.

Discussion in 'General Off Topic' started by gunsinger, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. gunsinger

    gunsinger Distinguished Poster

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    The night is about over, dawn is about to break—Romans 13:11-14

    No question, a lot of us men are living in “I know, I know” mode . . . in “I’m gonna do it, but just not right now” mode. You see, we know what’s important; we’ve just convinced ourselves we’ve got all kinds of time. And, because life is crazy busy right now, we’ve resolved to get around to doing what we know we should be doing, later—when things slow a bit. We’ll change our ways, later. We’ll get around to actually living out our faith, later.

    But, what if there’s no later? What if this day, today, was our last day?

    It couldn’t possibly be. Waking up this morning was just like waking up yesterday. Tomorrow’s sure to be the same. There’ll always be plenty of time . . . right? Well, the Apostle Peter wrote that God’s right now “restraining himself,” because he loves you and me (2 Peter 3:8-9 MSG). He’s “holding back the End because he doesn’t want anyone lost. He’s giving everyone space and time to change” (2 Peter 3:8-9 MSG). But, warned Peter, it won’t last forever: “. . . when the Day of God’s Judgment does come, it will be unannounced, like a thief” (2 Peter 3:8-10 MSG). When the last day comes, the “space and time” God’s been giving us will vanish. So Peter made his appeal: “Since everything here today might well be gone tomorrow, do you see how essential it is to live a holy life?” (2 Peter 3:11-13 MSG). So Peter made his appeal: live with urgency.

    Take a look at your life. Where are you spending money and talent? Where, and with whom, are you spending time? What’s being neglected? What needs to change? Are you willing, brother? It’s time—time to shift into “I’m on it” mode.
     
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  7. Quickeye

    Quickeye Member MSGO Supporter

    Now that I'm in my seventies, this really hits home.
    I tried to not procrastinate in my youth,
    but now, everyday and night, I wonder if God will grant tomorrow! Amen.
     
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  10. Mesquite

    Mesquite Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Thankful for blessings I've already received on this journey. AMEN
     
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  11. Quickeye

    Quickeye Member MSGO Supporter

    Amen and amen.
    Show me, Oh Lord, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life.
     
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  12. mascott

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