What if Today were your last day?
What if God personally sent you a memo saying today will be your last day on this earth? What would you do? What would you say?
I know you've probably seen quotes and sayings saying "Live as though it's your last day." Or "Tomorrow is not promised." Cliche. Cliche. But with most cliche sayings-They are true. The truth is is that today could be your last day. No one knows. Last night I believe God was speaking to me about this. I laid in bed thinking how I should really start valuing Each day as if it were my last.
The most valuable thing in my life is my Faith in Christ. It is my very make up; DNA. All of my Hope is in Christ so what if my mentality shifted into everything that truly matters needs to be fit into this last day. I definitely think I would let a lot more things slide. Shake much more petty stuff off my shoulder. When people say,"At the end of the day -----" that means at the end of this day, (that could very well be my last) not much matters. The bible tells us not to be easily offended. Forgive. Forgive. And Forgive some more.
I just want the Holy spirit to give me the love and wisdom to prioritize better. I want to treat people as though it's my last encounter with them and give them my best. Share with them the good news which is God Loves and He saves. He's real and most definitely coming back. What does it matter if at my funeral all they could say was that I dressed well and was really pretty? It wouldn't matter. Neither would it matter if we had the biggest house on the block and the nicest car in the driveway.
I'll tell you what would matter. What does matter:
"Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow" when you now have it with you." Proverbs 3:27
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:13 Also 10:9
But the thing is, people can't call on someone they don't know. That's where you and I come in. That's the role that Does matter in this lifetime. That's the role that helps to change lives and bring hope. Above everything else, that's what our children need from us. They need a HELP bigger than us. I know realistically you can't always treat everyone in your life super duper as if it was your last day. However, you could ask yourself everyday,"does this really matter?" And how can I turn this bad situation into a good one?
We can grow more each day into the likeness of Christ. We can feed our children with good food physically and spiritually. We can honor our spouses and let the small things pass on by. We can go out of our way for people and pass along our Faith. We can begin to value our numbered days on this earth. (Psalm 139:16). We can spend less time watching other people's lives (reality TV) and more time LIVING ours.
Everyday we have the choice to give our time away. Everyday we can give the gift of good memories to our children, spouse, friends and family. Everyday we can choose to learn more about Jesus and how He walked on this Earth. I'm not saying we can't ever waste time, by relaxing but in all things let's be purposeful. Because as I've said before, the world is falling away from God. There's so much evil and we can't say how long we all will be here. God bless those victims in Iraq and in Boston. Let's remember those around us who always need prayer. Truly we could spend 24 hrs. praying for people and would still need more time to get to everybody. Keep that in your heart.
So what if Today was your last day? What would you want to do with your 24 hours?
God bless you,