“This is quite a wake-up call.” My husband shook his head in disbelief as he adjusted his oxygen mask. He spent eight days in intensive care.
You learn to really value every second of your life when you come close to losing it. We have a new found appreciation for sunshine and laughter. We celebrate the gift of waking up in our own bed and the privilege of holding hands as we sit side by side on the couch. Every meal is a feast. Every smile is a tender embrace.
I want to make the most of the 86,400 seconds allotted to me today.
I’ve fully faced the truth: my days are numbered. I am not promised tomorrow.
How to Live like You are Dying:
- Love with reckless abandon: Love lays itself down. Don’t hoard your heart. Pour out all as an alabaster offering (Matthew 5:40-42; John 13:35 & 15:13; Matthew 26:7-13).
- Punch fear in the face: Fear paralyzes you in a stagnant pool of doubt. Plunge fully into the depths of your faith. Be brave. Remember to live is Christ and to die is gain (Hebrews 11:1, 6, 8; Philippians 1:21).
- Embrace every moment: Don’t be casual about your day. Press in to community and impress on your people the importance of living a crucified life (Proverbs 4:10-15; Galatians 2:20).
Time is short. Hold nothing back. Live like you are dying.
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