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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

 

Einstein’s Equation

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Albert Einstein’s most famous equation was E=mc2. It means if you were able to transform matter into energy, the resulting energy would be enormous. In other words, if you transformed a one gram candle into pure energy, that energy hidden in that candle would be equal to 20,000 tons of dynamite. As a candle it can barely light up a room, but transformed into energy it could power an entire city of 40,000 people for 24 hours. As long as the candle remains a candle, all that energy is wasted.

Same with your life. If you try to hold on to it, it’s just a lot of matter. If you let go of self, die to the flesh, and live to the Spirit, your life will become a miracle of light to change the world. All the matter in your life, the possessions, money, and selfish ambition–– if you’ll give them over to the Lord and to His purpose, all that matter, all those things will be transformed. The power of His Spirit will be unleashed in your life, and your life will become light.

Today’s Mission – Today, seek to die to self, to let go, to say goodbye to the old and let the energy of God, the power of His Spirit, be released!

by Jonathan Cahn