One of my best friends sent this to me the other day and thought I should share. Oswald Chambers (I recommend his daily devotional ‘My Upmost for His Highest’) looks at Mark 6:45 “He made His disciples get onto to boat and go before Him on the other side.” If you read further in Mark you find that once their boat was in the middle of the lake, the winds from the storm “terrified” them, for they didn’t know what would happen, they didn’t know if they would make it to the other side. They didn’t realize what God had intended for them.
I think we have to understand that we too are like Jesus’ disciples, He asks things of us and sometimes we can’t see then end goal; but that is all we focus on. We don’t take note of what is going on in the present, right now. God’s will for us is to make a difference with what we have TODAY. We can’t say we’ll get there 4 years from now, after we graduate, when we get married, because we aren’t promised tomorrow. Its says in Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” So what does this mean for us? Simple, He has given us today, HISday; and He asks us to live it well as best as we can. We can’t worry about what will happen because we aren’t even promised that.
Are we willing to fully understand and commit to this? Are we willing to truly take up our cross and follow Him in whatever circumstance He gives us? I pray that we can do this each day. We serve an incredible God who loves us more than we can ever fathom. Its truly overwhelming.
Be present TODAY.