“Today”… Is The Greatest Day, I’ve Ever Known! It Isn’t Easy…

Posted: February 25, 2015 in Today
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There’s no place like home. Heals click. There’s no place like home. Heals click. There’s no place like home. Heals click, and Dorothy imagesmagically is back in Kansas. That’s not the way it works with, “Today”… is the greatest day, i’ve ever known. It’s not wishful thinking nor is it “name it and claim it.”

In the movie The American President, which i’ve probably seen a dozen times, Michael Douglas gives his “America isn’t easy” speech. Here’s a portion of the speech and then i’ll share my take.

“America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You’ve gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say, “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.” You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then you can stand up and sing about the land of the free.”

“Discipleship isn’t easy. Discipleship is advanced relationship with God. You’ve gotta want it bad, ’cause the enemy, the world, is gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say, “You want free choice? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.” You want to claim Christianity as being free? Then the symbol of your faith cannot just be showing up at church on Sunday it must be extended as love. The symbol also has to be one of His creation exercising his right to turn their back on God in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your lives. Then you can stand up and sing about being a Disciple of God.”

Unknown“Today”… Is The Greatest Day, I’ve Ever Known isn’t easy.  You’ve gotta want it bad! There will be circumstances that would want you to believe otherwise. There will be people that will cause you to wonder. Even the word says in Matthew 6:34 that, “Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.” What makes the Michael Douglas speech different from my version is God. There is nothing more worth while to believe in, to want badly, and fight earnestly for, than a single day in God’s plan for my life.

So again, “How far do you want to grow and mature during the remaining years of your life?” What did you come up with? How you answer that will play a part of whether your day is the greatest day you will ever know or whether is will just be another day in a series of days that just all seem to run together.

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