All we have is ‘the present’ – use it wisely
(Ps 95:7,8). Putting off ‘receiving Christ’ until a more convenient time is a huge gamble – the Spirit may not challenge again or our life may be instantly snuffed out. If we die without knowing Christ as Saviour there is no further opportunity to change the situation so attend to the important things in life as soon as possible.
‘Now’ is a continuous present. Peter could say, “To God be the glory both now and forever” because God promises us His presence for all of time as well as eternity (2 Pet 3:18). The promise of Jesus is, "I will be with you always, [through the Holy Spirit] to the very end of the age" – then we will be in His presence forever in contrast to those who are not believers (Mt 28:30; 1 Cor 6:19; 2 Thes 1:9).