What are your plan’s for today, when did you make them? When was the last time you can recall waking up with absolutely nothing set in stone, so to speak, that needed to be done, and just accepted the day as it arrived?
We are creatures of habit, and most generally those habits take up our day, there is a self-imposed, prescribed way that we live our lives, well-known, well-worn, and through it, it brings a sense of security, what you did yesterday will probably look a lot like what you have planned for today. Now then, how much of what you have planned for today is wood, hay and stubble, and how much is precious stones? (1 Cor. 3:12)
One of the favorite verses of many who stand behind the pulpit today is Colossians 3:17, “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” It offers those lackadaisical so-called followers of Christ a way out, so to speak, they get to live life in that oh so comfortable rut of security, and still feel as if they are contributing to the furtherance of the kingdom of God and glorifying Him at the same time. You can meet these people nearly every Sunday morning at church, for their second favorite verse is Hebrews 10:25, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
When asked about how the Lord is using them for His glory, how the Holy Spirit has been calling them to preach the message of Jesus Christ, their security blanket that they have wrapped around themselves so tightly will almost invariably answer with, “You’re not supposed to judge.”
There are two things that are going to exist throughout all of eternity that the Lord God has created, His Holy Word and people, these are to be our main focus, study His Word, (2 Tim. 2:15) and reach out to people for His glory. Most who call themselves Christians have deceived themselves into believing that the plans they have made for today are indeed precious stones, gold and silver, because as they are performing these mundane tasks, they occasionally think about God, or perhaps run a few memory verses through their head, but at the end of the day they have spoken to no one about Jesus Christ, they have not searched for one single lost soul, they have not reached out to those who are thirsty, hungry, in prison, not one single widow or orphan heard a single word from them about the love that is available to them.
They actually believe they are saved yet can offer no fruits of their salvation when asked.
How we behave ourselves as ambassadors to the Most High is important, but what we do is the determining factor of the truth of that salvation that we profess, our actions, deeds and words show those we know that we cannot be removed from the Rock that is our God, that the world holds no sway over us, that we are missionaries on a task that will be accomplished because we have been commanded to do so, no matter the cost to ourselves. So then, what are your plans for today?
To complete basically the same routine as yesterday, to fulfill your obligations to self and the world around you, or to seek the face of God and ask Him to inconvenience you, to set before you today a task that will be profitable for the kingdom, that will glorify Him, that will last for all eternity, and set you on another path, one that costs you everything? This choice has always been yours. “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?” (Matt. 7:22)