The measure of your life
November 19, 2009
… looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith…
It's natural for people to make plans for their life. Even in our later years, we tend to make plans for decades to come. But none of us knows when this race will be over… when our lives will end.
We might hope to live to be 80, 90 or 100, and then one day gather our family around us, lay down in our bed, speak a few well-chosen words of blessing, then close our eyes and die. But we know it doesn't always happen that way!
Some of us will run shorter courses than others, and some longer. That's why it's so important that we be running passionately and aggressively to pursue the prize while we're on the track!
I like to say that our lives are not measured by duration, but by donation. It isn't how many years you live that matters, but how much of your life you gave to Jesus, loving him and loving others in his name. That's the measure of a life well lived.
So don't waste a moment of this gift called life. Get in your lane and run the race in the power of Christ Jesus! Give it everything you have until the final step.
IT ISN'T HOW MANY YEARS YOU LIVE THAT MATTERS, BUT HOW MUCH OF YOUR LIFE YOU GAVE TO JESUS.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
So please request your copy of Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out when you give online today! --Jack Graham