Pastor's Weekly Message

How to Live in the Now

24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. -Matthew 6:24-34

Many people in our world today are living in fear, dreading what the future holds but hoping that someday the world will return to relative calm and stability. But God is a God of the present, He is the great "I Am" - not the great "I Was" or the great "I Will Be." And He wants to be present in our lives right now, to lift our heavy burdens and give us hope.

The Word of God instructs us to cast all our cares upon Him, because He cares for us (I Pet. 5:7). Worrying about the future is pointless, because most things that we worry about never happen or are beyond our control, and because right now the future doesn't exist - none of us are promised tomorrow. It is for this reason that the Bible urges us to seek God while He may be found:

  • Romans 13:11: And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. We need salvation NOW!
  • Hebrews 10:38: Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. We need faith NOW!
  • Jeremiah 26:13: Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the Lord your God; and the Lord will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you. We need to hear and obey the Word of God NOW!

Child of God and friends, open your eyes and see that we are living in the last days; open your ears and hear God beckon you to seek His face and to serve Him today, surrendering your tomorrows to His loving care.

Choose to live in the now by giving your heart to God today!

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