Am I truly thankful? Do I really understand the gift of it all?
Yes, I thank God for my daily bread, and I praise him for his blessings, but do I truly live out my thanks?
The real question: Do I live every day as a precious gift from God? Do I treat every hour as if it were my last?
My answer: Not really.
But the hard part of it is, how do I turn this around? What is the right way to spend each minute? How would I know?
I found my answer as I was reading Matthew this week.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
That is where true joy can be found. To follow and seek after God in every circumstance. To listen to his voice to know what He wants me to do.
I have spent some time lately evaluating my actions. If today were my last, would I respond differently to my sister? Would I reach out to the person who seems to have no friends? Would I let trivial things consume my thoughts?
We don't know when God will take us from this life. I don't know if I will have one more year, or eighty. God has each of us on this earth for a purpose. Whenever He calls me home, I want to hear "Well done, good and faithful servant." I want to know that I used my time on this earth to bring glory to his name.
So I ask you, Will you live every day as if it were your last?
I'm sure going to try.