Month: May 2016

{tomorrow}

No, I’m not talking about tomorrow as in when I get up in the morning.

We live our lives day to day, resolving to do something different “tomorrow” though we never quite get there, do we? If we put it of, we never get to it.

Before I can go any further, I want you all to know that I thought of this post on Sunday, and opened a draft perhaps Monday, not sure anymore, yet I haven’t started writing it till today. Why am I saying this? Well, because I need you to know that I have in no way got this down. I have been thinking about it a lot lately though.

“I’ll start again tomorrow.” How many of us have said those words? I know I have. Whether it be a diet, a reading plan, a discipline system, we give up before the fight has really begun. And how many times do we truly start again “tomorrow”? Not many.

Think how much more powerful it would be if instead, we started again–right now. Just do it. Resolve right now to start over.

After all, all we have is right now. There will never be another moment.

And yet, isn’t there a tomorrow? Not the calendar date. A true tomorrow. Where we will fall asleep for the last time and wake again in our final home.

Why is it so hard for us to keep this constantly in our minds? Why can we not simply say “This, I will do.” And do it continually from that moment on?

Perhaps, because if we could, we wouldn’t need God. Aren’t our shortcomings the reason He redeemed us?

I for one am very thankful that it isn’t up to me to keep on, because in my own power, I will fail.

There’s a peace I’ve come to know
Though my heart and flesh may fail
There’s an anchor for my soul
I can say “It is well”

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

-Chris Tomlin I Will Rise

Though my heart and flesh may fail, I can say “It is well.”

 

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