Tag: Change

The Gift of Today

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God will all your heart and will all your soul, and to observe the LORD’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good? Deuteronomy 10:12-13

At the great unveiling, there will be other emotions beside joy. There will be grief and shock and self-reproach and disillusionment. But it need not be so for you and me if we will but use the information we have at hand, if we will but take advantage of the opportunities that lie beside our pathway and the promises that jut like uncut diamonds from the Sacred Scripture. Yesterday may have been marked by shameful failure, prayerlessness, backsliding. Today all that can be changed and tomorrow — if there is for us an earthly tomorrow — can be filled with purity and power and radiant, fruitful service.

The big thing is to be sure we are not lulled to sleep by a false hope, that we do not waste our time dreaming about days that are not to be ours. The main thing is to make today serve us by getting ready for any possible tomorrow. Then whether we live or die, whether we toil on in the shadow or rise to meet the returning Christ, all will be well.

by A.W. Tozer

 

Breaking The Law Of Cause And Effect

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

The Law of Cause and Effect states that every effect has a cause and every cause produces an effect. Two thousand years ago, Yeshua; Jesus was killed. Yet within weeks of His death, His disciples were proclaiming the Good News of salvation to their nation and then to the ends of the earth. In just a few weeks they had become the most joyful, confident, and powerful of peoples. The Law of Cause and Effect would dictate that the disciples would have ended up depressed, discouraged, and finished. But something changed the Law of Cause and Effect… the Resurrection and the outpouring of the Spirit of God. The world works according to the Law of Cause and Effect, but God’s kingdom works by the law of the new life and the Spirit. Maybe you’ve been rejected, abused, abandoned, or unloved. The Law of Cause and Effect says you’re stuck, but the Law of the Spirit says to forget the past and walk in the newness of life in Messiah. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free from the law of sin and death… the law of cause and effect.

Today’s Mission – The Passover-Shavuot Resurrection Power: Determine, by the power of God, to break out of every law of cause and effect that isn’t good, every cause and effect of sin, of habit, of temptation, and the past.

by Jonathan Cahn