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TODAY’S MEDITATION – Live in your present, not with your past or in your future! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Good is good all the time. Today, I heard the Good News of the Lord, the Word that changes and transforms lives. So, my brother, my sister, allow me to share it with you. Before you read on, open your heart to receive this Word, and do as the Lord says to see your life transformed.

Many Christians have accepted Jesus and are still living a life that is not the one the Lord wants them to live. Today, let’s look at the reasons why this is happening through three points Pastor Samuel Ngube developed in his sermon today:

Three main questions are important in for Christians, whether they have newly accepted the Lord or not:

1) WHY DO WE PUSH OUR SALVATION IN THE FUTURE? Matthew 4:17-20, Matthew 19:16-22

To answer this question, the Bible shows us how many disciples answer to the Lord’s call. As soon as Jesus said to Peter and his brother to follow Him, “At once they left their nets and followed him” (Matthew 4:20) ; the same, when Jesus called John and James who were out fishing with their father, “immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him” (Matthew 422). Now, the Lord has called you to follow Him. Have you really answer His call or are you still hanging on your activity, things you have to do before you can truly follow Him?

2) WHY DO WE REFUSE TO LIVE IN THE PRESENT AND PREFER TO LIVE IN THE FUTURE? Matthew 6:34

In this verse, the Bible says “do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself”. Yet, many people are suffering because they want to know about their tomorrow. Don’t you have enough to worry about in your present, to worry about tomorrow that you don’t even know if you will reach it? God wants you to live in the present because He has promised you that He holds your tomorrow in His hands, and if you trust Him you know that the plans He has for your tomorrow are “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).

3) WHY DO WE ALLOW THE PAST TO DOMINATE OUR PRESENT AND TO DESTROY OUR FUTURE? 2 Corinthians 5:17

This verse says it all: if your past is still around your present it is because you yourself brought it in your present. The Bible says: “if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here!” So, if your past is still omnipresent in your present life, my friend, it means you are not in Christ yet. Indeed, this is supported by this other truth: “Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed”.

I invite you my brother, my sister, to look up for this sermon which is going to be available on our Website www.rhema-rc.com or on youtube (Live in your present, not in with past or in your future_Pastor Samuel Ngube) from this evening. The French version will be available by Thursday on our website too. Listen to it and allow the Lord to transform your life. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.