TFTD: One Day Only!
“One Day Only!” These three words have flooded my inbox, are plastered all over the sale papers and are echoed on the radio. With Christmas only a day and a half away, companies are making their final attempt to get consumers to buy their products. What is it about these words that cause shoppers to go into a frenzy? I know when I see “One Day Only” from my favorite stores I get excited and begin contemplating whether I can purchase it now. I even feel a little anxiety about possibly missing out on an opportunity to capitalize on a big sale. I start crunching numbers and I even begin having a conversation with myself outlining the pros to purchasing the item TODAY! Have you ever experienced this? Sure you have. (Giggling) Companies have done their research and they understand the neurological, psychological and physiological effects that occur when a person sees or hears the words “One Day Only!”
These words prompt us to feel important. If we purchase the item TODAY then we will be among a small group of people who capitalized on this exclusive offer. We would miss out on an opportunity of a life time if we didn’t purchase the item TODAY! Many people cave to the subtle marketing pressures and end-up buying something from that store. Hey, I’m guilty of it. But how eager are you to rush to accepting Christ as your Lord and Savior? When you see the offering of Christ is free and available to us all, how important do you feel? Do you contemplate the pros and cons of accepting Christ? Perhaps, you feel a rush of excitement at the thought of being apart of this exclusive offer.
I wonder how many people would accept Christ if His salvation was offered for “ONE DAY ONLY?” In the same manner people rush to purchase an item today because they are unsure if it will be available for sale later is how you should rush to accept Christ as our Lord and Savior if you haven’t already done so. Tomorrow is not promised. There is no guarantee that you will have a chance to accept Christ as your personal Savior. However, the difference between the store offering a sale for a day and Christ is that IF you are fortunate enough to see a new day, the same offer for Salvation will be extended to you even though the store sale will have expired.
2 Peter 3:9 New International Version (NIV)
9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
God wants you to be apart of His family. Don’t allow another day to go by without asking the Lord to come into your life.
John 3:16 says, “ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
If you believe this scripture, accepting Christ is simple. Refer to Romans 10:9, which says, “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
If you were to die today, where would you spend eternity?
Don’t take a chance with your life, choose Christ today! I encourage you to share this with your family, friends and even strangers.
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.