Editorial – What Are You Doing Today? Part I

Many Christians are hoping and desiring to do some great work for Jesus but think that they do not have opportunity. Do not worry about your opportunities, just ask the Lord what He would have you do today. Below are some things that we can begin to do today.

1 Surrender your will to Jesus and be completely on the Lord’s side.

“Will you not without delay place yourself in right relation to God? Will you not say, ‘I will give my will to Jesus, and I will do it now,’ and from this moment be wholly on the Lord’s side? Disregard custom and the strong clamoring of appetite and passion. Give Satan no chance to say: ‘You are a wretched hypocrite.’ Close the door so that Satan will not thus accuse and dishearten you. Say, ‘I will believe, I do believe that God is my helper,’ and you will find that you are triumphant in God. . . . It will take, at times, every particle of will power which you possess.” Testimonies, vol. 5, 514.

2 Arise and make a stand against Satan.

“The means is provided, and no one will have any excuse for sin. If you fail of overcoming, there are reasons for this. Ye will not obey God’s revealed will; ye will not pray; ye will not strive; ye will not fight evil habits and unholy thoughts. Are ye stronger than God? Can ye, dare ye, contend with the Eternal? If you are not proof against God’s judgments, proof against His vengeance, then go on no longer in your own evil ways. Arise and make a stand against Satan. Be doing something, and do it now. Repent now, confess, forsake.” Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, 455, 456.

3 Dedicate a portion of your income to getting the Three Angels’ Messages to the entire world.

“If we fold our hands in unbelieving idleness, Jesus cannot do many mighty works for us. We are standing upon the very threshold of the eternal world, and we need to realize the claims God has upon us to do something, and to do it now. . . . Every genuine Christian will be a worker with Christ. He cannot selfishly hoard the means in his keeping; God wants it, and he cannot withhold the intrusted talent.” Review and Herald, January 15, 1884.

“I ask you, my brethren and sisters, to do what you can to help, and do it now. Let your means be invested in this work that is so far-reaching. This is the work of God. He has given us great advantages for the carrying on of His work.” Lake Union Herald, September 13, 1911.

4 Go to work to save at least one soul.

“The message borne to the people by the faithful servants of God will not be calculated to lull them to carnal security. They will have words to speak to stir them to action. We call upon those who are imitating Meroz to arouse. Go to work; do something for the salvation of souls, something to advance the cause of God; and do it now. You have but little time in which to labor. The Lord has given to every man his work according to his ability. To meet the claims of God, you will have to make personal effort . . . . Upon every one, old or young, rests a responsibility in this matter.” Review and Herald, January 8, 1884.

To be concluded . . .