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Wisdom from the Word by Pastor Dennis Dodson: Today is the Day of Salvation

Pastor Dennis Dodson

Contributing Writer, The Weekly Ledger News/ Vice President and Treasurer, Seeds of Faith, Inc.

Colossians 3:16-17

“Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…”

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Dennis Dodson | The Weekly Ledger News | Wisdom from the Word

DEVOTIONAL - John Ortberg, says this, “I’m always tempted to live outside this moment.

When I do that, I lose my sense of God’s presence.”

We all find our minds under assault by the enemy. Distraction and busyness are the biggest tactics used against us. See Exodus 1, those under affliction from the enemy and busy making bricks, don’t have a chance to revolt. They are too tired. The enemy wants you to focus on anything and everything except the here and now. Why? It is only right now; at this moment you can find God. You can’t go find him yesterday, and your best intentions for tomorrow may never come to be. Here’s what happens.

Many people live in the past. There was abuse or a devastating loss that keeps their mind longing for days already past. There is no time limit for grief, but by living in regret, or longing for days gone by, we miss the here and now. On the other spectrum, many live for the future. One day I will have enough, be enough, or the circumstances will be right, and I can finally be happy. They work hard for that day. Long for and even worry about that day. Worry usually carries us out of the present moment and into a bunch of what-if scenarios. In the same way, these lose their life. Many people find themselves absent from their own lives.

Scripture tells us not to take thought for tomorrow. The things of tomorrow will take care of themselves (Matthew 6:34). The enemy wants to distract you from what is going on today. The reason is, today is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2). The worries of the past and our uncertain future should drive us into the arms of a loving God. He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die in your place, was buried, and rose again on the third day. He has come to find you and draw you to Himself, but only here and now. Don’t wait. Tomorrow may never come.

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