The Power of Today

By Pastor Joel Sims

Hebrews 3:15 “As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” The wise do it today but the foolish will do it tomorrow. The spirit likes today but the flesh likes tomorrow. Faith will do it now but procrastination will do it tomorrow.

We all have heard the maxim: “Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” That’s not just good advice. It’s the word of God! Jesus was big on today, but not so much on tomorrow. Matthew 6:34 says, “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.” 

Your Lord said don’t think about the action you will take tomorrow. Take action today. Confront evil today. There are things that need to be done. Do them TODAY. The lazy will do it later but the disciplined will do it today, heck, they will do it now! I heard one man say that the key to life change is “immediate and massive action.” I like that!

In other words – take big action now. Get up now and take a walk, exercise, speak to the mountain, rejoice, and praise God. Notice, your flesh doesn’t want to do that, does it? Crucify your flesh with action! Grow strong in faith by giving glory to God now. Shout now.

Are you in debt? Cut up the credit card now. Find someone in need and help them a little. Create a budget today. The flesh will scream, and that’s good.

Has your marriage gone bad? Send flowers, a text, a phone call of apology now. It’s uncomfortable and that’s good. Don’t let the sun set on wrath – do it now. Is a relationship tense? Call them. When? NOW! Are you out of shape? Start eating healthy now. Go to the gym now. How long will you wait? After vacation? After your birthday? After… After… How has that been working? God is the God of today. The flesh loves tomorrow but what if tomorrow never comes? Today is where change happens. Today, make a decision to take massive action towards a major goal. You can control more than you think. Take authority over your life. Regain control by doing something today, NOW.

June 1, 2024