Carpe deim … seize the day. Seize means to take by force. One can use this term to describe an act of war or violence. Yet it could describe a person who knows what they want and are going after it.
Case in point: JESUS. I would say, and you would agree, that Jesus seized every opportunity He could to maximize impact on lives. People may have not understood and they may not have seen where He was leading at first. But Jesus made such impact that the world was chance and is STILL being changed by Him.
The sermon on the mount….it has been used to talk about Christian living from every possible angle. This is one of those moments in history where we find structure, encouragement, marching orders and the stuff that ministry is made of. If a person takes the "beatititudes" seriously, they will seize the day and seize opportunity. That might even, no will take risk to a new level.
Matthew 6 from the New Living Translation:
3 God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for Him.
6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied.
13 You are the salt of the earth…
14 You are the light of the world…
16 …let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Ok. People who live by Jesus' words will seize the day. A little further. People who chase the lions seize every opportunity.
Lets be people who take every opportunity by force and will 'cause God is going to get all the glory and lives will be changed. Chase the Lion!