Snoopy meets Homer Simpson
Percolating within me is the suspicion that Snoopy and Homer Simpson are both cartoon characters of playful (and therefore humorous) negativity. Equally they also mimic the regular middle class empty-of-success story.
If put to the test could Snoopy and Homer agree:
why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?
Surely the best indicator of future performance is past endeavor?
Our todays ARE our tomorrows.
It is foolish to think we can begin standing firm tomorrow if we haven't decided to stand firm today.
If I have not exercised today my muscles must remain weak tomorrow, whether these are faith muscles or biceps.
Today is the day to strengthen the faith muscle, for sadly Jesus warns of terrible times for believers, some of which we all know are now upon us:
‘Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other...' (Matthew 24:9-10a)
Stand strong in the small tests of faith, the time you rise, the devotions you do and the conversations you have, the TV shows you choose or the company you keep, the generosity you exercise or the hospitality you offer - for these are light and tiny weights that build the spiritual biceps for tomorrow.
Of what good is faith if it collapses under duress?
Today's Soul Snippet:
Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes a wonderful pillow. ~ anon
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