Living for Today

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,”Hebrews 3:13 (NIV)

Have you ever pondered why God put you in this particular place and time in history?  I’ve often thought of my location in the U.S. and wondered what if He had put me in a tribe in Africa. How would my life be different?  Since God placed me in this rich country, what is He calling me to do?

I’ve also considered living today with Jesus.  When I read the Old Testament, I’m sorry they don’t have God’s Son. People had so many laws to follow and sacrifices to make. I’m happy to live in the here and now with Jesus, His forgiveness and the Holy Spirit to guide me.  We New Testament people got the better deal!

Yet, one day when Jesus comes again to rule on earth (that will be an awesome day!), people will look back and say they are sure glad to be living at that time with Jesus, rather than now.  As people walk about with Jesus, they will be confident they have the best deal!

Three big chunks of history tell our story:  1)Waiting for Jesus, the Old Testament prophets pointed to a Savior, 2) Now, Waiting for Jesus’ Second Coming, and 3) With Jesus, after His Second Coming when He reigns on earth.

Each part of history has its joys…like walking with God through the Red Sea in the Old Testament, walking with Jesus and seeing Him heal the sick in the early New Testament, and walking forever with Jesus when He reigns on earth.  Let’s claim the joys of this present time and do all He calls us to do until He comes again.

Today’s TEA CUPP:  Jesus, You put me here on earth for TODAY.  Help me live the call I have from you right now.  Amen.  

“…Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 (NKJV)


New King James Version (NKJV)The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
New International Version (NIV)Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®

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