"By some means, now at last I may find a way in the will of God to come to you."
- Romans 1:10 -NKJV
What is your birthday? How many days have you been alive? Multiply your age by 365 days.
God said, count as joy all the fiery trails and tribulation you have gone through (James 1:2). Some days are good, some bad. He gives us new mercy every morning. Great is your faithfulness (Lam 3:23).
So you have been on a journey all the days. But the question remains: Is this your "last journey"?
You can start your journey with today and make each day joy filled. Romans 1:10 tells you to make your request to God that you are in His will. Time is moving by some means, and it might be your last journey. The people of Israel stepped off on an 11-day trip, but it took them 40 years, and most of them died on what was their last journey.
It's so easy to get away from God's will for our lives. He has a plan, but we humans take over, even though it comes from the Creator to the creation. How can we go without God's will? It comes to us and might be the last journey.
"Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit;' whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, 'If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.' But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil" (James 4:13-16).
The Bible says that if we look humbly for God's will, even through the trials and tribulations of the flesh, we will pass through and get into the spirit. However, your last journey could take you to a city where you might not profit. So talk to God about the last journey.
Tomorrow, tomorrow, and tomorrow. We spend time buying and selling and making a profit. But how do you know the outcome? Did you pray? What is life without prayer? It's a vanishing away. You are on the last journey.
If we could, we could just ask God before everything we set out on, whether it's His will, or whether we live or die. But we boast in our evil arrogance, for the last journey is coming as God planned before the world began.
We know time is getting short, and we know how to do good. But sin may ruin our journey; and time is passing. "Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin" (James 4:17 NKJV).
Please do good. Why die in sin? For Jesus is coming back! Soon and very soon we are going to see the King. Because it's our last journey.
Webb is the pastor at New Life Wake Up Ministries in Williamsport.