Text for Today – 2 Corinthians 6:1-2 – We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
In order to have experienced yesterday, you must live in today. Yesterday I wrote to you that yesterday could be an anchor keeping you from moving to your tomorrow, or a yoke slowing you from reaching your tomorrow, or a launching pad assisting you in reaching your tomorrow in a timely manner.
“So,” you say, “I have chosen to make yesterday a launching pad to reach tomorrow. What then do I do?” Think in terms of a cruise missile mentality. When a cruise missile is launched, there is a definite target in mind. All during its flight, the missile is in a constant process of flight path correction. This is what makes it possible to launch a cruise missile 600 miles from its target without having the target in sight. Think of the platform from which the missile is launched as yesterday. Think of the target it needs to strike as tomorrow. That means today is the time for all those in-flight course corrections that enable an accurate strike.
Begin today with a decision to afford yesterday the honor of being a launch platform from which you will reach your tomorrow. Have a plan and work it. Today is your day, your day of salvation. “But I’ve already been born again,” you say. “I’ve already been filled with Holy Ghost.” But salvation covers much more than the new birth. It also includes a renewed mind, a healed body, deliverance from all temporal evil, and provision of all my needs. There are things that would come against me daily, except for the Lord’s Word that He would keep me from anything I cannot handle. And those things that do come against me, I have to face and handle in faith, according to the Word of God, while clothed in His armor. It’s the same for you. So, if you’ve made the right decision about yesterday, you will use today well. And if you use today well, you will reach your tomorrow.
The ultimate goal for today might be stated in this manner; the work of today is to make your tomorrow you next today. No one in their right mind wants a tomorrow that is worse than today. Every normal person wants a tomorrow that is better than today. So, if you make your tomorrow your next today, that means things must be improving. Now go, and improve your next today.
Manna for Today – Hebrews 11:1; 1 Corinthians 10:13