Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Day 26--Faith, Not Fear: LIFE IS SHORT

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I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. John 9:4 (King James Version)

OPENING PRAYER:   In your opening prayer, in addition to anything else you want to pray about, ask God to show you how best you can serve Him each day.
Life Is Short
Yesterday on Good Morning America, ABC News correspondent, John Quinones aired an interview he conducted with Chilean Miner, Mario “Super Mario” Sepulveda. 

Quinones reported, “The first thing Sepulveda wanted to do when he left the hospital was go to the beach…with his little boy at his side, he dropped down to his knees and gave thanks. 

"I adore you, God," he said. "And I promise I will never leave you, just like I promised you when I was buried alive." 

Mario had something he wanted to share with the world, said Quinones, and Mario, relaxing on a beach with his son said, “Life is short. In one minute you can lose it. (He snapped his fingers.) In one minute, it could all be gone. Don’t worry so much about money. Live your life. Live every second of your life.”
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I’m glad I saw this story as a thought has been on my mind for quite awhile—“What if you knew today was your last day to live? How would you conduct yourself?” 

Upon learning this news, some people would perhaps go out and have the best, “worldly” time they could have in a day.

I’ve been trying to remind myself constantly of the saying, “Live each day like it’s your last, because one day, it will be.” Sometimes, when I get caught up in the busy things of life, I tend to forget this saying. 

It hasn’t been easy trying to live each day like it’s my last, but I’ll keep at it as I believe God is so worthy of my best.

If you are a believer and follower of Christ, each second, each minute, each hour, each day you are alive means God has more work for you to do.

Live each day like it’s your last for God, and do His work, because one day, it will be your last.
ACTION ITEM:  Each day this week, make an attempt to live each day like it’s your last. It sounds morbid, but just think about it. What would you do differently? How will you interact with others?  Do your problems seem so bad? Sometimes, things and events that are bigger than we are put our lives into perspective.

Until tomorrow, have a blessed day!
CLOSING PRAYER: For the remainder of our devotions, please pray about whatever the Lord places in your heart and mind. I also ask that you pray for me as well. I pray daily for everyone who comes in contact with these devotions and feel blessed as a result.
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