23, February 2015

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Do It Now!

‘…Don’t say, "Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you."’ Proverbs 3:28 NLT

The Bible says: ‘Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them. If you can help your neighbour now, don’t say, "Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you."‘ (Proverbs 3:27–28 NLT) Procrastination is deceptive. You don’t think of it as disobedience because you intend to obey God. It’s just that you’re going to do it…when you have more money, when you’re not so busy, when the holidays are over, when the kids go back to school etc. Before God gives you an increase, He observes you with what you’ve already got. For example, there’s no point asking Him to give you more money so you can bless others, if you’re not blessing people with what He’s already given you. You say, ‘But I don’t have much at the moment.’ It’s not just about money. Are you capable of speaking a word of encouragement, or giving an hour of time, or helping someone in need? When God tells you to do something, He wants you to do it on His schedule, not yours. ‘He told another man, "Follow me!" But the man said, "Sir, first let me go to bury my father." But Jesus told him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. You must go everywhere and tell about the Kingdom of God." Another said, "I’ll follow you, sir, but first let me tell my family goodbye." Jesus said… "Whoever starts…and looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God."‘ (Luke 9:59–62 GWT) The result of delayed obedience is lost opportunity. So do it now!

SoulFood: 1 Ki 6–7, Luke 11:14–28, Ps 40:1–8, Prov 6:1–5

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