Now is the Time

The very fact that the sun came up this morning is evidence of God’s love and favour towards you.

The bible is very clear that God is delaying sending Jesus to return to judge the earth to give people more time; just one more day to step into the river of His grace and forgiveness before it’s too late (2 Peter 3:8-15).

As the sun rays of a new day pierces the morning darkness so does God’s invitation break through the blackness of sin and pain to all of humanity; God is the ultimate humanist! (‘A system of thought that focuses on humans and their values, capacities, and worth’).

The fact you are reading these words are evidence that you are loved and valued by the creator. He has designed you with amazing capacities and given you eternal worth. And He invites you to step into all that He has for you today:

“In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favour, now is the day of salvation’ – 2 Corinthians 6:2 (NIV)

Paul was tying to convince the Corinthians not to wait for the perfect conditions before they took a step of faith and received all that God had for them. Waiting for longer would no more qualify them than waiting causes a car to start. What’s required is for the driver to simply take the keys and turn the ignition to start the engine!

Now is the time of God’s favour. It’s not tomorrow or next week or next year. It’s definitely not more for one person over the other. They are not a special case, and neither are you! A key will start the engine in anyone’s hand. The only requirement is to turn it!

God’s favour not only includes the promise of salvation, but the promise of an abundant life was we take hold of the promises of God:

‘For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ’ – 2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV)

Although Jesus also promises us difficulty and challenge as we follow Him, we can be assured that we have access to the full riches and power of heaven to not only endure but to overcome as we trust in Him.

Stop waiting for the perfect conditions to step out of the boat. Now is the time of Gods favour. The keys are in your hands!

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