If you knew that tomorrow would be your last day on this earth, what would you do differently today?
- Would you have a little more patience with your children?
- Would you be more forgiving of others?
- Would you attempt to right all of your wrongs from your past?
- Would you stay up a little longer?
- Would you make certain to enjoy the things we coin as “simple”- long walks, stopping to smell the fresh flowers, pausing to feel the warmth from the sun on your face, etc.?
- Would you love unconditionally?
- Would you hold others accountable by letting them know the err or their ways in love?
- Would you read your Bible more, today?
- Would you talk more with God, today?
The truth of the matter is- we do not know. So what keeps us from doing these things daily? Wouldn’t it make sense to live life as if it were your last day everyday, versus trying to play catchup in one day?
If you only knew how close to death we really are, then…maybe you’d be more willing to speak life urgently.
“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment. Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live,” 2 Peter 3:9-11 NLT