And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
There comes a time in our lives when we are faced with windows of opportunity. Usually they appear during a time of crisis, or a moment of decision. There are also windows of testing, and windows of blessing. When Noah was asked to build the ark, it was his window of opportunity. The adversity he faced was a window of testing. In the end, because Noah fulfilled God’s call, the window to the ark was opened and there he was presented the window of blessing. (Genesis 8:6-7)
The dispensation of grace is a window of opportunity and blessing. It is a promise of salvation for all who choose to accept it. Unfortunately, we also live in a time where there are many windows of opportunity that are not of God. Our decision, and path we choose, is based largely on what we give priority to in our lives (Matthew 6:21) The Lord has presented before us this year a window of opportunity; a line has been drawn in the sand. He says, “Choose this day whom ye will serve.” He loves us enough to give us ALL an opportunity to serve Him, and to receive His promises. To the faithful church He has set before us an open door (Revelation 3:8) He is waiting, but with every window of opportunity, there is a time frame.
If you read the story of Rahab (Joshua 2:15-16), she was in a crisis and had to decide quickly what to do. She was a sinner but given an amazing opportunity by God. She accepted and became part of the lineage of Jesus Christ. If you are in the valley of decision today, and an opportunity has presented itself, choose wisely, for the day of the Lord is near. (Joel 3:14)
“When you have that window of opportunity called a crisis, move as quickly as you can, get as much done as you can. There’s a momentum for change that’s very compelling” Anne M Mulcahy