We're being shown how to turn our backs on a godless, indulgent life, and how to take on a God-filled, God-honoring life. This new life is starting right now, and is whetting our appetites for the glorious day when our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, appears. He offered himself as a sacrifice to free us from a dark, rebellious life into this good, pure life, making us a people he can be proud of, energetic in goodness. (Titus 2:12-14 MSG)
Here is God's offer, and it's a good one. He offers it today and everyday. Will we turn our backs on the godless, indulgent life and take on the God-filled, God-honored life? Step by step, holding His hand. Or will we continue to indulge ourselves and live as the godless do?
As we make this decision we need to remember one important fact: God's offer has a shelf-life.
If we turn our backs on Him today, it's easier to turn our back again tomorrow...and the next day. It's harder to turn back to Him than it would have been if we'd said yes the first time. If I don't respond when He speaks, it becomes harder to hear Him. If I leave Him, it's harder to come back again.
The offer didn't actually go bad, it's just not as readily available for you to grab hold of anymore.
It's like climbing a mountain. Every step we take either brings us closer to the top, where we want to be, or closer to the bottom. But we can't stand still; we must take a step. Standing still on the slippery footing will only make us go down. And if we go down, it becomes harder to climb back up again. Each step we take draws us closer to Him or takes us further away. So which direction will we go?
Prayer Thought: Opportunities that are facing us today may be gone tomorrow. Let's listen today, climb higher today, turn our backs on the godless indulgent life and take on the new life. RIGHT NOW.