Act Now!

Just as you do not know how the breath comes to the bones in the mother’s womb, so you do not know the work of God, who makes everything. Ecclesiastes 11:5 NRSVMP900385802[1]

John Wesley wondered if we don’t understand how life enters the bones forming in the womb, how could we begin to know what God is doing and will do with each of us? How could begin to explore the all the purposes of God and methods of God’s grace? Some things are just beyond us.

If we don’t know what God is going to do today or tomorrow, or what God’s plans are for the future, then what are we supposed to do? Wesley suggests there is only one thing to do, use the present opportunity. Take what you have now and use it for God’s glory. Look at the needs in front of you right now and respond to them. Grab hold of the situation God is giving you, and step through the open door. Act now!

I agree. In the face of mystery, act now! That’s all we can do.

Consulting Crystal Ball for Future of Earth We don’t have a crystal ball that lets us see what the future holds or what God is going to do with us. All we know is what God places in front of us at any given moment.

A wise person uses what they have. A wise person responds to present needs. A wise person acts now!

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