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Friday, March 2, 2012

Things Change: Making Change

You can change. None of us is the same person we were a year ago or a decade ago. Our bodies are changing--there's no denying that. But our minds, hearts, habits, personalities, and relationships are changing too. We just need to make sure we are changing for the better, that we're being transformed from glory to glory, that we're growing in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Those who refuse to change are not God-fearers, because those who love Him are changing every day. Don't be afraid to make some changes in your life, and don't be afraid to let Christ change you from within.

I'll go anywhere as long as it's forward. -David Livingstone

Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God. Psalm 55:19b KJV


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Today Is the Day

The word "procrastinate" comes from a Latin compound word: pro meaning "forward," and crastinus indicating "of tomorrow"--from cras , meaning "tomorrow." So, "procrastinate" means to move or put something from today until tomorrow (or the day after tomorrow, ad infinitum ).

Most things in life that need to be done--pay the bills, paint the house, change the oil in the car--will allow for a few "tomorrows" before they absolutely have to be done. Why? Because if you die before you get the house painted, it will be an inconvenience for someone else, but not the end of the world. But there are other things in life that don't allow for such putting off since they have eternal ramifications. Most importantly is one's own decision regarding Christ. Hebrews 9:27 says we die and then comes the judgment--there are no tomorrows, do-overs, mulligans, or second chances when it comes to salvation.

You can survive if you procrastinate about some things. But putting off a decision about Christ is not one of them.

Pride is the devil's dragnet, in which he takes more fish than in any other, except procrastination. -C. H. Spurgeon

For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now. 2 Corinthians 6:7 KJV