“Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord! And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
When tomorrow comes, will we make the most of it?
When tomorrow comes, will we try again?
When tomorrow comes, will we get back up?
When tomorrow comes, will we overcome?
It’s easy to sit and dream, wishing it will become reality
It’s easy to say we will, even believe we can
It’s easy to buy all the things, we need to accomplish the goal
It’s easy to make a promise, thinking it will be fulfilled.
But what do we do when we never see the dream come true
When we try again and it works out different
Getting back on the horse only to fall one more time
And that promise we made is forgotten and broken.
The Lord is our anchor, we shall not be in want,
He provides our needs when we feel we can’t go on.
He giveth strength when we are at our weakest
Then whispers how much He loves us, lifting us back on our feet.
When tomorrow comes, try again we must
When tomorrow comes, pick ourselves back up.
When tomorrow comes, turn our back on all the lies
When tomorrow comes, we’ll be grateful we never gave up.
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Imagine what would have happened had our Heroes of the Faith decided not to do something when God asked them to.
God says, “Raise your staff Moses and I will part the waters so the Israelites can cross the Red Sea.”
Moses replies, “Tomorrow God. I’ll do it tomorrow.”
By then, Pharaoh and his army would have overtaken them.
Or, how about Joshua? Joshua led the Israelites across the Jordan River (much the same way Moses did) and was asked to march around Jericho one time every day for 6 days, then on the seventh day march around the city 7 times before blowing their trumpets and shouting the walls down. Imagine Joshua smirking and saying, “God, that’s a weird plan. I mean, I trust You. But, we’ll start next week.”
Would they ever have defeated Jericho and entered the Promised Land?
Wait, wait, wait. I have another one for you. How about Samuel? What if when God asked him to go anoint a son of Jesse he said, “Not today. I’ll leave tomorrow God.”
How about when David was up against Goliath? What if he decided, “I’ll just wait until he gets tired. Maybe tomorrow.”
Or maybe Paul kept putting off his travels.
See, there are consequences to putting things off until tomorrow. We hear what God asks us to do, but we decide that we’ll just do it tomorrow. Or start next Monday. But when Monday comes, we think, “No, I can’t do it today. I can start . . . tomorrow.” And, most of the time, tomorrow never comes.
I’ve heard it said that partial obedience is still disobedience.
We often say we choose to serve the Lord, but when we choose to wait on doing what He asks of us, we have then chosen to not serve the Lord.
Kinda harsh, isn’t it? I’m sorry. I don’t mean to be a Debbie Downer.
What I want to be is an encouragement to you. To encourage your walk in the Lord. And sometimes in that encouragement must come an exhortation to follow Him, listen to Him, and to do as He says when He says to do it. Not tomorrow. Today.
My husband has been encouraging me to just get started. Stop waiting until tomorrow to begin doing what I know God wants me to do. Not only what I know God wants me to do, but what I know I need to do. It’s time to quit letting fear control my thoughts and keep me from trying.
Mark said, “It’s only when you give up that you truly fail.” So instead of looking at something as having defeated me, I should look at it as an open door to trying other things that might work.
And I’ll never know, if I don’t try.
God may be slow to anger and extremely patient, but His patience does run out. How many times did He let the Israelites be defeated or even killed because they continued in their sin? I don’t know about you, but serving the Lord seems to be the much better option.
We can’t serve two different gods. Either He is Lord of our lives, or not Lord at all.
May God bless our week as we strive to serve Him with our whole hearts.
From My Heart to Yours,
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