Make this day countFrom a Christian perspective, the two most important days are this day and that day.
By: By Pastor Mark, Superior Telegram
What are the most important days of your life — birthday, wedding anniversary, graduation, retirement? From a Christian perspective, the two most important days are this day and that day.
This day refers to today, the present moment we are experiencing in our life. That day is the unknown day in the future when we will stand before God to give account for our life and actions. They are related in that what we do with this day will have a direct influence on our experience with that day.
The key is to expend our energies on this day to assure a good experience on that day. But what should we be doing to prepare?
The Apostle Paul writing to the church in Corinth reminds us that “… now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” The Hebrews writer tells us that “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts ...” God provides us with grace-filled opportunities each day to assure a wonderful experience on that day.
One provision from God is the gifts and abilities He gives us to be used in His service. In His parable of the talents, Jesus reveals we are responsible for what we do with them. Using them correctly results in hearing, “Well done my good and faithful servant.” Failing to use them results in God saying, “Be gone from me.”
So what are you doing with this day that will make a difference that day?
Pastor Mark Holmes is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church and has served the Darrow Road Wesleyan Church since 1997.