What if you were to live each day like there’s no tomorrow? What if this is your last day? There will come a day that will be your last and God has that information wisely hidden from us. If I am going to be intentionally focused and resolved to fervently and purposely live my life in the presence of Christ, I want to resolve to live today as if there’s no tomorrow.
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” ~Psalm 90:12~
I have no idea how many days God has already given me breath to live, as my life isn’t about arithmetic and counting of days. My life isn’t about figuring out how many tomorrows I have left either. Besides, I have no idea when I will die.
I am going to purpose to number my living of today as if it were my last. Seriously. I have no idea if I will have a heart attack, or have some other fatality. All you have to do is read the titles in the news to realize that people suddenly die through natural and catastrophic events.
Death isn’t my focus but instead, life in all its fullness.
To consider my life as if today is my last day on earth is exciting!! It is life breathing.
To consider the shortness of this shadow called life is true wisdom because it first brings a depth of thought. There is no abiding except in the Lord. In order to live my life like today is my last, I will be sure of where I am going after this life. Realizing the possibility of this being my last day tends to make me secure my eternal future is with Christ.
Normally our hearts follow the vanity and sinfulness of this world without a thought for tomorrow. If you have troubles and sorrows, living like there’s no tomorrow is refreshing as it lifts our thoughts above our difficulties.
I often think over my past and how I have lived. I see failures and experiences that are not what I would have wanted for my life. Living like there’s no tomorrow, gets my thoughts off yesterday and into the future because I am living like my past is covered with the blood of Christ. My past has victory in Jesus.
Living today in the present, in the presence of the Lord like there is no tomorrow is all that counts in how God numbers our days.
Today is to be redeemed like there’s no tomorrow.
- My time
- My thoughts
- My words
- My actions
Only what’s done for Christ will last.
In living today like it is my last day on earth:
- I will catch my breath when I am about to give a bitter retort (yes, it can be done sweetly sisters)
- I will look to Jesus when I feel hurt by the words of others (rather than being swallowed by emotions)
- I will intentionally keep my house in order
- I will fervently pray (while I can) as interceding for others (lost and saved) lasts long after my life is over
- I will love on my husband (I’ll leave those notes I should have left yesterday)
- I will love on my children (but only smother little ones as older ones need listening and servanthood)
- I will live my life as a testimony to others
- I will be careful in what I spend my time reading (redeeming the time is not reading that so called Christian novel)
- I will be careful not to put any wicked thing before my eyes (TV or computer counts for this!!)
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths that you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.”
What are you doing to live your life like there’s no tomorrow? Let’s share in the comments.
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