I was engaged in a small chat yesterday. I thought we have relegated the “newness” of God to a “coming” and not a “here” thinking as I watched what others have to say. Our actions in “tomorrow” speak louder than our actions of today.
“This is the day that the Lord hath made.” Psalm 188:23-25
What is it that we are “waiting” on? Our tomorrow is today if we see that. While our naturalness is catching up to our spirit, we have the potential to open it up today.
If we do not like sickness, we can pray.
If we do not like poverty, we can tap into the prosperity of His kingdom.
If we do not like the way it is “headed” we can change our mind.
Our mourning can become our joy.
The other day I was talking to a young man. Like many he was talking about tomorrow. He was excited about what was coming. I agree on some levels. Everything is getting better. (Unless you invoke the voice of the false prophets of media.) Yet, there is a today. A today to unpack. To unfold. To unwrap.
Too often I find many are holding on to yesterday. Waiting for tomorrow and forgetting today. I often said with “one foot in yesterday and one foot in tomorrow, there is only today you can pee on.” I recognize that some may believe that to be crude and irreverent, but I would submit the wasting of the day and His goodness is worse.
Frequently we are challenged by the thoughts of a church whom holds on to a yesterday, while embracing a tomorrow. The difficulty is the people who are living in the today are left out. I told this young man that we have 100% to give. If we put it all in today we realize a 100% day. Worrying about tomorrow takes energy from today and reduces that 100%. (Evenly spread out, you have the potential of a 50% day today. Add a few more days of worry and quickly you diminish your day God has given you to rejoice in.)
Are you taking dominion in your “today”? A re you realizing the goodness of God today?
It is not about a building, but a mindset.
It is not about chairs or pews but the throne and our seatedness.
Imagine your heavenly place and enjoy it all today!