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Will you live forever? Here we are, at the dawn of 2016 and nobody is planning to get sick in 2016, to grow old, to lose strength or have less opportunities.
And this post is not meant to be a downer and no I’m not dying : )
But I do want to curb yours and my own “I’m going to do more in 2016!” which fills our timelines, podcasts and Insta feeds. We need to consider the end.
I’m all about new goals, but life isn’t in our hands is it? Health, wealth and bigger is not up to us is it? It’s in the hands of God.
So does God want us to live in fear? Of course not.
Does God want us to live in fear of death and wait around for bad things? Of course not, but death and dying is all around us, whether it’s another gray hair on our head, another friend who’s struggling with life, or another moment when our body doesn’t bounce back like it used to, life is temporary and eternal all at once.
Plan for more margin in your life.
Sleep, rest, honor your body, go to church, worship, pray, confess, hug your mom because the days are short. That’s wisdom.
So here’s an idea.
2016 has ONE MORE DAY than 2015 because of leap year, ironic isn’t it? Most of us think, yes, one more day to do more!
But here’s a suggestion:
Take that extra day as a Leap Year Sabbatical day, a day to consider the end, what your end game looks like. Take time to think of those who’ve passed before and ask yourself what would they teach you?
Here’s your To-Do list:
1. Choose your Leap Year Sabbath Day (mine is Sun. Jan 3rd)
2. Read the text below and meditate on it
3. Consider the end of your life and live fully now
4. Listen to what God wants to say to you about your life today
5. Remember you are both temporary and eternal and think on that
Here’s a text to read during your Leap Year Sabbath Day:
Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord/Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, rebuke and expose them. It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret.
But when the light shines on them, it becomes clear how evil these things are/And where your light shines, it will expose their evil deeds. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”/So be careful how you live, not as fools but as those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days.
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