Seize the Moment: Embracing God's Call in Our Lives

Luke 19:43-44  For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall …keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee… because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

Oh that God would open our eyes to our time of visitation in this generation! Jesus said that it is a wicked and adulterous generation who seeks after signs. I believe that is the downfall of our generation today. We have on our hands a people who do not pay attention to the obvious clues around them; rather, they listen for a voice in the sky, or a sign from Heaven, or something of that nature. The problem with that frame of mind is this; the just shall live by faith, not by sight! To always be looking for a sign is to say in essence, “I’ll believe it when I see it!” This cannot please God, because it is not of faith.

Today, God is looking for those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth, and who will simply take Him at His Word! When will His Word be good enough? I heard a great man of God say long ago, “Many are still listening for a voice when they already have a verse.” It will be a sad day when many stand before God accusing Him of not being there for them, or for not speaking to them, just to find out He was there the whole time, but that they were too pre-occupied to notice.

Furthermore, there is a cancer eating the church alive today; it is the cancer of procrastination. Jesus spoke of it in John 4:35, when He said, “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” Too many are still waiting for the “right” time to surrender to God. Too many are still thinking that “one day” they will get around to serving God. Sadly, for many, that “one day” will never come.

Seriously, what if we miss our time? What if this generation becomes so pre-occupied with the notion that it will all get better one day that we fail to take any action to ensure that it does? Are we not called to action? I dare say we are! God is moving, and God is still speaking, but are we listening and obeying? I hope this will not be the final words of our generation as found in Jeremiah 8:20, which says, “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” Friend, if not now, when?

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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