Our Daily Journey with God
August 31, 2021
For many years I spoke to my distant cousin about our need of a Savior.
When I visited me recently and I once again urged him to received Christ, his immediate response was: "I would like to accept Jesus and join the church but not yet. I lived among people of other faiths. Unless I relocate, I will not be able to practice my faith well." He cited persecution, ridicule and pressure from his peers as excuses to postpone his decision.
His fears was legitimate, but I assured him that whatever happened, God would not abandon him. I encouraged my cousin not to delay but to trust God for care and protection. He gave up his defenses, acknowledged his needs of Christ's forgiveness, and trusted Him as his personal Savior.
When Jesus invited people to follow Him, they too offered excuses — all about being busy with the cares of this world. [Luke 9:59-62]. The Lord's answer to them [vv.60-62] urges us not to let excuses deprived us of the most important thing in life: the salvation of our souls.
Do you hear God calling you to commit your life to Him? Do not delay. "Now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation." [2 Cor. 6:2]
Today is the day of salvation.