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Day of Opportunity

In spite of all the increasing restrictions and hostile attitudes to the Gospel, there are still opportunities. Times of crises have always been times of great opportunity in the history of missions. It is sad to hear missions are planning progressive withdrawal at such a time as this. What is needed is not withdrawal but intelligent involvement.

Structures may have to be given up, positions of responsibility may have to be transferred, but certainly this is not the time to ignore opportunity or to cast off our obligation to preach the Gospel to every creature. The Bible says, “He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.” Eccl 11:4. The early church never regarded the wind and whether before she went out in obedience to her God’s commission.

The missionary call may not come to everyone, but missionary involvement is a must for all. Then I heard the voice of the Lord say, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” and I said, “Here am I, send me!” Isaiah 6:8. The voice of the lord still beckons us to get involved, would we answer, “Here am I…”.

The day of Opportunity

“If though hadst known, even though, at least in this thy day, the things that belong unto thy peace” Luke 19:42.

There are many things that are being said about this modern era, As usual there are those who are optimistic, those who are opportunistic, others who are filled with doubts and uncertainties and another group of people who through sheer use of force and violence establish their utopian world. The Lord who reigns through all the generations is working His agenda on time schedule that cannot be derailed. He wants us to fulfill our role in His plan according to His terms and will, in our generation.

Time and again God challenged Israel to fulfill her responsibility as a chosen nation. The chosen people even after chastisement, were not serious in the affairs of the Lord. So much so that the Lord had to weep over Jerusalem and said with great agony of heart “If though hadst known, even though, at least in this thy day, the things that belong unto thy peace” Luke 19:42. The trouble with Jerusalem was that she did not know her day, the day of her visitation, the day of her opportunity.

A Door of Opportunity

“I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close” – Revelation 3:8

I believe that God is ready to present you with new opportunities. He wants to open new doors before you. It doesn’t matter what’s happening in the world around you, God’s Word remains true!

Remember, in an instant, God can bring the right people into your life, the right opportunities, and the right resources to take you to a whole new level. But in order to go to a higher level, you have to have a higher way of thinking. You can’t allow worry and fear to fill your thoughts because fear actually blocks the door of God’s blessing. Instead, fill your mind with the Word of God. Let His truth empower you because His ways are always higher than our ways; and I believe that even now, He is working behind the scenes on your behalf!

Today, choose to keep an attitude of faith and expectancy. Begin to thank Him for the opportunities that are just ahead for you. Shut the door on fear and let God lead you by His peace through the door of opportunity He has prepared for you!

An Opportunity for God’s Favor

“It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him” – John 9:3

In the Bible, we read of a man who was born blind. Some people were asking Jesus, “Why was he born this way?” “Whose fault was it, his or his parents?” They were trying to find someone to blame, some reason, some excuse for his condition. And interestingly, we tend to do the same type of thing today. But I love the way Jesus answered them; He said, “It’s not anybody’s fault. The reason this man was born this way was so that the goodness of God could be displayed in his life.” Then He touched the man and healed him.

When you have a setback, when life deals you a tough blow, when you are unstable, don’t get bitter. Don’t settle there. Recognize you are a prime candidate for God to show His favor and goodness through. When the storms of life come, your attitude should be, “God, I’m ready! I know You have something great in store! I refuse to live defeated and depressed. I know this difficulty is simply another opportunity for You to show Your goodness through me.”