August 23: No Time to Lose

The ship’s chief engineer, coming down the companionway into the engine room, shouted at one of the crew members, “How long have you been working here?”

The crew member answered honestly, “Ever since I saw you coming down the ladder.”

There is a constant temptation for all of us to take it easy until an emergency arises.  Often, we tend to excuse our own spiritual idleness, putting off action to some future time we imagine will be more practical.

We are naturally inclined to believe that a kind of routine goodness is enough, and we postpone any really energetic spiritual activity.

In actuality, every day is the right day for spiritual labor, the proper time for directing our energies toward our eternal goal.  There is no time to lose.

Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold now is the day of salvation.  (2 Corinthians 6:2)

Jesus, I pray for the strength, wisdom, and willpower to serve You every day.

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