Quiet Time with Jesus – Today

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Some people say, “One day I will do this or some day I will do that…” A friend commented, “Not ‘one day’ or ‘some day’ – let’s do it today.” 

Another friend shared how her backslidden husband returned to Christ. It was at a birthday party when a friend simply asked him, “What are you waiting for?” 

Some people are waiting for more time. Some people want to settle this or that first. I am reminded of the parable of the wedding banquet (Matthew 22:1-14). 

But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was NOT WEARING WEDDING CLOTHES. ‘Friend’, he asked, ‘how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ The man was speechless. Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are invited, but few are chosen.
— Matthew 22:11-14

As I meditate on the above verses, I was led to read:

And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on His name.
— Acts 22:16

And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on His name.

Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.
— Revelations 22:14
Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes – who are they, and where did they come from?” I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB. Therefore, they are before the throne of God and serve Him day and night in His temple; and He who sits on the throne will spread His tent over them. Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the centre of the throne will be their Shepherd; He will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
— Revelation 7:13-17

Paul tells the Philippians to continue to work out their salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in them to will and to act according to His good purpose (Philippians 2:12b-13).

My Prayer

Dear Father God, please strengthen us through the Spirit of truth so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith. I pray that we being rooted and established in love, may have power to grasp and know Your love that surpasses knowledge – that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. You are able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to Your power that is at work within us, to You be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.

Lam Yee Ling 

My Sheep Listen To My Voice; I Know Them, And They Follow Me. John 10:2