Every 24 is a Gift

February 4, 2009

Someone asked me today, “How are you doing?” Sounds simple enough.  Sometimes, I’m not sure if people really want the real answer when they ask or not. I think most of the time it’s just what you say when you see someone and want to be friendly, but let’s think about it here for a minute.

None of us are promised tomorrow. James 4:14 says, “14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.”

I had a friend tell me yesterday that someone he knew, 43 years old and in great shape, suddenly said “my chest is hurting.” He went to the bathroom at work and died of a heart attack. We never know when our time will be over.

Morgan was a 16 year old girl that I knew from Tallahassee. Morgan served God and was full of life. She had a long life planned, but suddenly she was killed last month in a car wreck. We never know when it will be our time to meet God. (BTW, hug your kids an extra time today.)

I don’t say all of this to be morbid, but just a reminder that we aren’t here on earth for very long. Let’s not use our limited time to complain, argue, or grumble. It’s important that we use our time here to serve God in a positive way and love those around us unconditionally. Let’s not reach the end with regrets that we wish we had….. You can fill in the blank.

When someone asks how you are doing today, think about all of your blessings before you answer. Any day that we’re breathing is a gift from God. Let’s make the most of each gift of 24 hours that He gives us.

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