The Pomegranate Effect
December 31, 2018

The Pomegranate Effect

In the Latin there’s a saying, “Carpe Diem,” which is translated, “Seize the Day.”

It means taking advantage of the opportunities that arise each day. It’s squeezing everything we can out of each day. It means don’t waste a single day because once that day is gone it can never be retrieved.

For believers in Jesus Christ it means every day should be used to its fullest potential for God’s kingdom.

The choice we make concerning the opportunities God places before us determines which road we proceed upon in our journey of faith.

Jonathan, King Saul’s son, seized the day taking advantage of an opportunity, winning the day for Israel.

King Saul had the power to act, but instead chose, as do many Christians, to sit and wait under a pomegranate tree, or in the pews, not seizing the opportunity. King Saul only saw an impossible situation, seeing Israel only having two weapons collectively, while every Philistine was armed to the teeth. King Saul failed to see this divine opportunity and thus failed to seize the day for God.

Jonathan, however, saw it differently. He saw that he had half of Israel’s weaponry, so he picks a fight with the Philistines.

They both had the same opportunity, but one missed it while the other seized it.

Too many Christians are waiting for the right time, only to end up not taking advantage of these God opportunities. I call it the “Pomegranate Effect.”

Jonathan and the other heroes of the faith who did great and mighty things are no different than any of us. They just engaged themselves and seized the day.

Our divine destinies are before us. God opportunities are all around us. We can ignore these opportunities and hope God will send someone else, or we can believe God at His word and see Him do great things.

If we boldly seize these opportunities, then we’ll find ourselves taking the adventure of a lifetime, one divinely inspired by God.

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