I’m cool, even strangely excited, about sitting here in Starbucks waiting for my bone and CT scans. You may know those to be cancer tracking proceedures.
Speaking of “cool,” that’s what everything was last visit. I’d shifted from the Urologist to the Oncologist. Oh-oh. But she said, “You don’t need no stinking chemo.” (Well, maybe not in such street terms). That was two months ago. In six days she sees me again with today’s scans. HMMmmm. NEVER assume. NEVER take God’s gifts and blessing for granted.
Think about this in your own life. Doesn’t have to be cancer, health, or seeking God’s wondrous will. It could be something small. Yesterday is but a taste of tomorrow, and there are no guarantees of healing, even tranquility. Momentum is not a heavenly concept. For those walking with Jesus, who, after all, is the Lord God incarnate, the future is now; it’s how you walk with, trust in, depend on, love Him NOW.
So, do I count on the cancer being held at bay, maybe conquered? Nope. But I do know this, and I pass it on to you. What is, is. And it is He who IS, the “Great I AM.” Count on it. So will I be anxious next Wednesday? Maybe a scosh. Like you, wondering if God wants that loan to go through, that sort of stuff. We get the answer and move on knowing each step, like each moment, belongs to Him and it is He, the Lord God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, who treats us to His will at each point.
May I get religious for a moment? (The cowboy lost on a rugged trail and counting on Toffee to carry him home is surely a creationist thanking God for smart horses and His sovereignty). This is too common, so don’t take it for granted, please. Think of it in the context of wild, wild Peter who, recovering from his moral failure was going to conquer the world for his Master:
2 Peter 3:11-13(Msg)Since everything here today might well be gone tomorrow, do you see how essential it is to live a holy life? Daily expect the Day of God, eager for its arrival.