Each year we reflect on 911 and remember those who lost their lives from that vicious attack on our nation. In addition to remembering and honoring the fallen, we must keep in mind that tomorrow is not promised.
We make plans about what we will do tomorrow, next week, next month, and the next year. But death has a way of changing things. Death has a way of knocking us back to reality, knocking us back to the here, the now. Death has a way of making us reflect on our lives. Death, somehow, has a way of reminding us that life on this earth is but a vapor. We’re here today, but we may be gone tomorrow. Tomorrow is not promised. So, we have to live each day that God gives us to the fullest.
HOW CAN WE LIVE EACH DAY TO THE FULLEST?
1. Appreciate each day! Each day that God gives us has to be appreciated. With thanksgiving in our hearts, we have to appreciate everything that God sends our way. We have to appreciate the trials as well as the triumphs that each day holds (Ps. 107:1; Col. 3:15).
2. See each day as a blessing! Since tomorrow is not promised to us, we have to see each day as a blessing. Each day is a gift. We can’t spend our day grumbling, complaining, and looking at the negativity. Instead, fill our thoughts with positives thoughts, good thoughts. Take time to smell the roses. We don’t want to miss seeing the worth and the beauty of each day that the Lord gives us (Phil.2:13-15; Phil. 4:8).
3. Focus on today! If God has given us a new day, let’s focus on today. Let’s make the best out of today. Let’s do what we can do on this day, not worrying about tomorrow and its troubles. If God grants us tomorrow, most surely, tomorrow will take care of itself. God will take care of all tomorrow’s troubles and He will meet every need (Phil. 4:19; Matt. 6:3).
4. Live every moment like it’s our last time! Say I love you to our loved ones before we walk out the door. Give big and long hugs (I love strong hugs!). Say I’m sorry and really mean it. Let bygones be bygones. Cherish every moment we have with our love ones. Love with all our might! Forgive, forgive, and forgive again! Don’t hold grudges. Take advantage of every opportunity that God gives us because that opportunity may not be here tomorrow (Col. 3:13; Luke 6:37).
Sisters, death has a way of knocking us back to reality and gripping us with the reminder that life is too short. Death has a way of reminding us that we are just traveling through this barren land. And I’m so glad that this is not my home!
Jesus gives life and He gives it more abundantly. Therefore, He will give us a life that’s more than enough. So, while we’re still here on this side, let’s live the life that Jesus gives – a life that’s plentiful!! Live each day to the fullest!
It’s Monday……already! Don’t neglect your time with the Lord. He’s looking forward to spending time with you. Here’s a biblical principle to keep you encouraged throughout today:
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep (John 10:10-11, NLT).