How many of us on this day before Thanksgiving are doing last minute shopping, food prep or just cleaning up for the big dinner tomorrow? I’m like many of you, I’m sure, in that I tend to procrastinate on things until the very last moment.
I was leading our small group Bible study this last Sunday and even though I had three weeks to prepare, I began my preparation the night before. It went fine as things usually do, though I stressed over those last few hours worrying on whether I would get everything done in time.
Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. -Matthew 24:44
God however, wants us to be prepared. In fact, we must be prepared because we don’t know the time of His return or our departure. We as humans, like to procrastinate. We think we always have tomorrow. But in this decision about eternity, we don’t know if tomorrow will come.
We should live each day, praising God, worshiping, praying and loving one another. As we move into Thanksgiving, I challenge myself and all my readers, to recognize just one thing, everyday, that you are thankful for. Or something you see that makes you smile and recognize that God is good. Just one thing each day. Don’t wait until the last moment to be thankful. Don’t wait until the last moment and then feel the regret of lost days and years. Don’t wait to prepare for tomorrow when it comes to eternity.