Reblogged from: That's Life
What if today were your last day on the planet? Did you say all you needed to say, do all you needed to do?
Did you make life better for a single person? For a group? For your family? For your friends? For your enemies, and don't play like you haven't made any even unintentionally?
Did you leave a mark? Did you make a difference? Did you transform your community by your testimony? Do you have a testimony?
When my last day comes, I want to have made a difference, even a small one. I want to have made a mark. I want to have seen that my existence didn't just come and then blink out in a twinkling of an eye, if you know what I mean.
The Bible says this: God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you're ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done. As one psalmist puts it, 'he throws caution to the winds, giving to the needy in reckless abandon. His right-living, right-giving ways never run out, never wear out.' "
He his giving has never given out. So what if ours doesn't either?
If today were your last, have you given freely to those who need to receive so desperately? Have you loved enough, given enough, played enough, laughed enough, tried enough?
Or did you just exist?
What if you could do more simply by asking for God's help, and his will would be done on earth as it is in heaven?
"Remember, a stingy planter gets a stingy crop, a lavish planter gets a lavish crop. I want each of you to take plenty of time to think it over, and make up your mind what you will give."
Give lavishly today. Plant lavishly today.
If today is your last day, don't spent it reading (even this). Go. Do. Love.
Go. Do. Love.
That's life, even on the last day.