Some days have special meaning to us. Our birthday is one of those days. We may think they come around too fast, but they are very meaningful to our lives. Other days, such as the day we met our mate, or the day we were married. There is the day our children and grandchildren were born.
Our spiritual birthday is at the top of the list of important days. That day changes everything for both time and eternity. Think about your spiritual birthday. You may not remember the calendar date, or a lot of other minor details, but if you’ve had a spiritual birthday, you will remember the event of being convicted of your sin, knowing you were lost, and knowing that you needed and wanted to be saved. You will remember when you got it settled with God.
There is one other day that is of the utmost importance, and that is this day. Today! The Bible warns us about making future plans without taking the will of God into consideration. Today is all that we really have, and we may not even have all of it. The Bible tells about a farmer, in Luke 12, whose crops produced a great yield, and who had been quite successful by the world’s standard of success. He told himself that he would tear down his old barns, build new and bigger barns to store his goods, and that he would just take it easy from then on, because he had well provided for himself. It was the equivalent of someone today telling himself to put all his money into annuities, ride off into the sunset in the motorhome, and just wait for the checks to hit the bank account by direct deposit. Really, the only thing wrong with the plan was that he didn’t bring God into it, and he didn’t give God credit for his well-being. Today is all we have, but it is really all we need. Today is sufficient to surrender to God and to have peace with Him. In the book of Ephesians, the Bible tells us to “redeem the time,” which means to take full advantage of it. This is a very important day.