March 14

TODAY IS…

an ideal day for God to tell you a secret.

“Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”  Jeremiah 33:3 NASB

God knows what we are going to say before we say it, what we are going to do before we do it, what we are going to think before we think it. Well then, He certainly must know when we are about to say, think or do something that we shouldn’t or that will get us in trouble or cause us to harm ourselves or others, right?

Then why doesn’t He step in and prevent all the negative things from occurring in our lives? At the very least, why doesn’t He tell us what to do to prevent all of the negative things from occurring?

Actually, He will do both, but not without our asking. And after we have asked, we have to listen to Him and obey Him. This is where the problem comes in for many of us. Far too often we develop a sense of entitlement and we simply expect things of God because we think we are leading the lives of good Christians. Because of that, God should step in and solve all of our problems and prevent us from doing harm to ourselves and others. We become complacent and fail to recognize our duty to ask of God what we seek. This is our acknowledgement of need. When we admit to God that we cannot do things without His help, then we humble ourselves before Him. Like the proverbial proud male driver who is lost and will not stop and ask for directions, far too many of God’s children think that this thing we call life is easy and that we can negotiate our own way through it without Him.

To a certain degree, this is true. We can get through life without God. The question is, without God, where will we wind up at the end of life? There is also the quality of the journey through life to consider. While many of us may take the gifts and abilities given to us at birth and build a comfortable life for ourselves with many wondrous things around us to amuse ourselves and our friends, if we do not ask God how to use what He has given us for His glory, our lives will be empty, unfulfilled, and lead us to disappointment in the end.

The tragedy is that we won’t even know it until it is too late.

Avoiding tragedy is simple: ask God to light your way, point out the pitfalls blocking your path and show you how to make the most of the life and the talents He has given you and He will reveal “…remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.” (Jeremiah 33:3 NLT).

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Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson

About Tony Casson

" For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)
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4 Responses to March 14

  1. gdhayes2014 says:

    Reblogged this on gdhayesblog and commented:
    I think the message of this blog is worth the time to sit and read it, enough so I also think it’s worth sharing with you so you can do the same. I hope you do, as the writer shares a very important point; something so simple yet so essential.

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    • Tony Casson says:

      Thanks for the re-blog! I think the most valuable things to consider about God are those that are the simplest. His original plan for us was never complicated. We simply couldn’t leave well-enough alone.

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  2. jackie1227 says:

    I love the title! It made me want to read it even more just because of the title. How true it is, too! God is talking to us constantly…if we’re not hearing Him, there’s something wrong with our spiritual ears, because He is speaking!

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  3. Tony Casson says:

    Thanks for reading. You’re so right. He is always talking to us. If we could only be silent and hear Him.

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