Seize the Day
"Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, cross over the Jordan River, you, and all these people, to the land which I am giving to you.… Every place where you set your foot, that I have given to you."1
When God told Joshua and the ancient Israelites that He had given them the Promised Land, He didn't hand it to them on a silver platter. To claim God's promise, they had to battle every inch of the way. They still had to go, conquer, and possess it.
The reality is, however, that had God not given the Promised Land to them, they never would have been able to conquer and possess it.
God also has a work for you and me to do. He will give us opportunities every day to serve him but it's up to us to take advantage of every one of these as they will come to pass—not to pause!
With God's help, let us "seize the day" and take advantage of every one of these opportunities, and claim every promise he has for us.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to be ready to ‘seize’ every opportunity You give me to serve You, and claim every promise You have made to me. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus’s name, amen.”
1. God to Joshua in the Bible (Joshua 1:2-3).