For He says,

“At the acceptable time I listened to you, and on the day of salvation I helped you”;

behold, now is the acceptable time, behold, now is the day of salvation.

2 Corinthians 6: 2

 

Most of us experience times of questioning and wondering about the timing of certain decisions and about the best way to proceed through various situations that we encounter. God has equipped all of us with an inquisitive mind and with the ability to discern what is right so that we can make wise and informed decisions. However, there are also many times when we need to operate from a perspective of trust in our Lord and simply do what is right so that we demonstrate what His righteousness looks like in our world.

 

When we hit the point where our need for spiritual life exceeded our will to push on without God’s direct and personal involvement in our lives, Christ was there with a heart that listened to every urgent cry and that counted each of our tears as precious. At that point in our life journeys, Christ was ready to accept our surrender and to provide us with the purifying blood of His sacrifice so that we were made perfectly righteous in God’s eyes.

 

Now we are the ones who are called upon by the Lord to live as if that cleansing were our total reality. We are to behave as if everyone that we meet is in that same spiritually dead state, and we are to seek to live in a manner that makes every breath that we take an expression of the saving grace of Christ. Today is the day to live with your heart lifted up by your confidence in Christ’s grace and acceptance. This is the time when your life will matter for the eternity of another, for this can be the day of salvation for someone that you will meet.