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Don’t just stand there, do something!

When it comes to following Jesus, the best time to act is right now

How would you answer these questions?

  1. How keen are you to follow God?
  2. How eager are you to know more about him?
  3. Is there a sense of urgency in making sure your relationship with Jesus is secure?
  4. Do you keep putting Jesus off until a more appropriate time?

Hurry up!

In Psalm 119:59-60 the Psalmist is in a hurry to follow God. Check it out;

"I have considered my ways
and have turned my steps to your statutes.
I will hasten and not delay
to obey your commands".

Getting your priorities right

The Psalmist has stopped and thought about his life, considered what it is all about and what he is going to do with his time on planet earth. He looks at his priorities, flicks through his diary and checks out his financial transactions. Everything is evaluated. And he realizes that he needs to repent, turn back to God and his ways ("statutes"). And he acts fast. He acts now!

The right time is now

There is a story of Satan briefing his junior devils. “Who is going to come up with a good strategy to stop the enemy winning people into his kingdom?” he asks. One demon piped up, “I’m going to tell them there is no God.” “That’s not a very good strategy,” replied Satan, “because there are masses of evidence that there is a God. Very few people will really believe you. Anyone else got any ideas?”

Another demon said, “I’m going to tell them there’s no judgment.” “That’s a better strategy,” replied Satan. “But actually men and women know there is accountability. They know that actions have consequences.

And so it’s still not a very good strategy. Anyone else?”

And then one demon come forward, “I’m going to tell them that there’s no hurry.” “Ah” said Satan, “that is exactly what you ought to do. That’s the perfect strategy.”

Whether you are a Christian or not, you ought to turn your steps today, to hasten and not delay, to repent, to commit yourself to His ways. Don’t leave God on call waiting. Don’t put God on hold.

Consider your ways and turn to his ways now.