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Our topic for today: “If today is your last day, what will you do today?” Does the question make you nervous ? Or does it sound offensive to you? I’m sorry if the question let you feel uncomfortable. Please don’t get me wrong. I don’t mean to offend anybody. Actually, this is just a question I had started thinking about when I became a Christian at my college years. The question seemed crazy, right? There two more crazy things which I did at that time were I wrote a brochure on this topic and distributed more than thirty copies of the brochures to my classmates. After that, there several of my classmates went with me to the Campus Christian Fellowship. Praise the Lord! My best friend came back to the Lord eventually after she wandered for a while as a believer just like some other Christians did.
Luke 12:16-20 Jesus said The Parable of the Rich Fool: And He told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’
“Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”‘
“But God said to him, ‘You fool! this very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'”
We may be busy with many stuffs day by day, year after year such as works, schools, activities, children, friends, parents,…etc. May be struggling with a lot of things or relationships in our lives, right? I don’t mean we can’t make plans. Plans are very important, but have to be allowed by God. We also have to work hard to make a living, don’t we? I don’t mean we can’t enjoy our lives, either. I know that God wants us to be joyful. I just suggest you think about who is the real MASTER in your life today. It is true that nobody knows when is our last day on earth no matter we are very young or very old, very rich or very poor, very healthy or very ill today. Only God knows our day because He decides it!
So now would you like to think twice of this question then? “If today is your last day, what will you do today?” You may still have a very long list to do, right? You may wish you can have plenty of time to finish the long list, however, you may not have enough time to finish everything today before today ends anyway. Have you ever thought about how to face Jesus if you leave the world today? Are you still wandering around as a believer in God’s kingdom? Or you’re still not sure what Jesus Christ means to you today?
Matthew 6:12 Jesus taught us how to pray: Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. In the Bible, there were so many times talking about the point of Forgive. To Forgive means to gives up all claims on debtors. In Matthew 6:12, Jesus taught us to ask forgiveness from the Heavenly Father just as we also have forgiven our debtors. This verse is a relationship recovery prayer. One angle of the relationship is between us and the Heavenly Father; the other angle is between us and other people. In the following paragraph I’m going to tell you a real story which was about how a young sister asked the forgiveness from the Lord, and how her disease was indeed healed by the Lord immediately!
I was engaged in a three-day prayer meetings several years ago. A newly married young lady came to the meeting and prayed among us. The host pastor asked the young sister to fast the first day and asked her to come back to pray the second day. So the sister did what the pastor told her. At the second day, before the meeting began, the sister came and prayed alone by herself, and right in the meeting she shared with us saying her disease was totally healed. She told us when she prayed all of a sudden she understood how she sinned against the Lord, therefore, she asked the Lord to forgive her sins. Her pain was gone right away! Although in the beginning, she was kind of reluctant to say what was wrong with herself before, finally she was so brave enough to say the testimony for the Lord.
The testimony: This young lady was a Christian and she knew she had a strong desire to marry a man who had the same belief as she had, so she prayed for a few years for her marriage, hoping the Lord Jesus to bring the right man to her. Eventually she met her right man! They loved each other so much that they had often had physical intimacy, such as kissing and physical caressing but except for sexual intercourse. The man and woman married after they had dated for a year, and then they happily went on their honeymoon. This couple stayed at one resort in Bali for a week. They did everything just as any other couple would do at the resort. After enjoying their vacation in Bali for a week , they came back home, and the wife felt herself ill. They immediately went to see a obstetrician. After the diagnosis, the doctor said she was infected by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV.) That report was a big shock to this newly married couple! The doctor suggested her to accept the treatment, so she did. However, she didn’t feel well after the operation, she felt pain every day especially when she walked. That pain bothered her so much that she had always to see her doctor. Every time when the doctor checked her, her pain was gone right away, so the doctor saw nothing wrong with her. This pain resulted in her continuing to consult so many different doctors’ opinions in two years. None of the doctors figured out anything wrong with her operation. That pain also caused her unable to be pregnant normally as they wished they could have a beloved baby. The pain was not stopped until she totally understood she should be holy because the Lord is Holy. ( 1 Peter 1:15-16 But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” ) She understood that she shouldn’t do the physical intimacy out of the marriage relationship! She knew that she committed the sin against God. Her pain was ceased and healed right after she asked the forgiveness for her own sin from the Lord Jesus Christ. This couple got their first beautiful and healthy baby the following year. Thanks and praise to the Lord! The Lord didn’t let them wait too long!
Please don’t get me wrong. I don’t try to say that all the diseases are the consequences of committing sins. Some of them probably are, but some of them not. I don’t know why some people committed adultery, but they are still fine every day. I just know the Lord Jesus is the God full of love and mercy. I also know if the Lord Jesus judges people according to what people did today, no one can stand it!
John 8:3-11: The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do You say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing Him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with His finger. When they kept on questioning Him, He straightened up and said to them “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
“No one, sir,” she said. “Then neighter do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
If today God’s Word touches your heart, you know you have to repent on something in front of the Lord, please ask God’s forgiveness right away. Seize the opportunity to reconcile with the Lord God Jesus, because TODAY may not repeat itself again! If you’re willing to know more about our Savior Jesus, or get to know how He saves us and heals us, please check my previous posts to get more information.
If God allows, we will talk about another angle of relationship recovery later which is between us and other people.