Carpe Diem

And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now, our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore, let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light” (Romans 13:11-12).

Procrastination is a stealthy killer of time, opportunity, and spiritual life. Its implicit pro­mise of endless tomorrows is a lie.

The only day you have to love and serve God is today. There is no divinely written guarantee you will ever see today’s sunset or tomorrow’s sunrise. Carpe Diem (“Seize the day”) is a most appropriate mindset to have toward today’s spiritual opportunities and obligations.

Now is the time to “Seize the day” and get your spiritual act together. Your spiritual sleep walking ended at baptism when you called on the name of the Lord and God delivered you from the kingdom of darkness and conveyed you into the kingdom of the Son of His love (Colossians 1:13).

Now is the time to “Seize the day” by putting off the works of darkness and putting on the armor of light. The white-hot conflict of good versus evil rages on, and every soldier is needed at the battle front. Rest and relaxation do await, but its time is not today. Today is a day of battle. Rest comes to those who die in the Lord (Revelation 14:13), and we are closer than ever before to that eternal day of salvation with everlasting rest in Christ.

Today is the only day of your life you have to live. You cannot amend yesterdays, and you have no ironclad promise of tomorrow.

Carpe diem.

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