Thursday, June 23, 2011

Quantity, or Quality?

Psalm 34:12 ESV: What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good?

Should we pray to God to give us a long fruitful life for our benefit, or for his glory? Think about that for a second.. If we make everyday count, living for the Lord and his purpose each and every day as if he is going to call us "home" tomorrow, wouldn't we see some good each day?
I've often caught myself plodding along. Trying to get through "every day" life, just waiting for the next big thing, or to get something else over with. If I'm fortunate enough to take a deep breath, and a good look around, I realize that I can see some good everyday. Now this doesn't go to say that life is always going to be volleyball and ice cream, but there is always something to be thankful of.
  • Your vision, you can read this right now can't you?
  • Apparently you live somewhere with a computer that has internet access..
  • Being alive.
Not a long list, but enough to bring us to a thought; can we get the most out of every day? Do we have to wait for a future date, or the accumulation of time for our life to be "good" and of service to the Lord? Our identities are not defined by the sum of our successes and failures, but rather we are defined by our love for Christ, and the attitudes we convey. Be positive, and allow every day to be a good day. Pray for health and long life, not for your benefit, but so that you can continue to serve the Lord, and care for those that he has placed in your life.

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