Are you living a life for God?
If your life came to an end tomorrow, would you be able to say with confidence the people you left behind knew you loved them?
Would you be leaving a godly legacy for your loved ones to hang onto in their mourning…or one that would be passed on from generation to generation?
It's Walk-In-Faith Friday at Christian SuperMom! Go fire up your teapot or coffee maker for a cup of delicious goodness while we dig into God's word.
Scripture Study: Psalm 144:3-4
O Lord, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him? Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.
What Does This Mean?
(Life Application Study Notes)
Life is short. David reminds us that it is "like a breath" and that our "days are like a fleeting shadow." James says that our lives are a "mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." Because life is short, we should live for God while we have the time. Don't waste your life by selecting an inferior purpose that has no lasting value. Live for God - He alone can make your life worthwhile, purposeful, and meaningful.
This passage really hits home with me lately. Especially as I've been praying so much over finding balance in my life. I really don't want to waste my life away simply striving to check one more accomplishment off my task list. Maybe you recall a few Friday's ago I posted Baby Steps To Life Balance.
When I die, will any of those accomplishments really matter in Heaven? Will the people I leave behind remember the time I spent with them or will they think about the frequent times they had to sit waiting on the back burner for me to finish "just one more thing…really quick."
What matters most is meaningful relationships. A relationship with God. A relationship with my husband. A relationship with my children. My parents. My siblings. My friends. And anyone else God happens to put in my path.
God is love. So love is what's most glorifying to Him. Not accomplishments. Not success. Not money. Just love. Maybe that's ultimately the answer to my quest for balance. Perhaps if I focus my heart on loving first, everything else will naturally find it's place.
A few days ago I attended a moms group meeting at our church. The speaker, now a grandmother, delivered a powerful message to all of us young moms. To paraphrase her message - love your children, laugh with them, act goofy sometimes…be fun-loving. These moments are precious and you will never get them back. Enjoy them now because they grow so fast.
I think her advice is applicable to all of our relationships. Since listening to her speak, I've asked myself multiple times, "did I laugh out loud today? did I bring a smile to my daughter's face? did I tell her how special and loved she is? did I make sure my husband knows the passionate love I feel for him? did I call a friend to say hello? did I call my parents to check in on them?"
Life is so short. I don't want a single moment to go by where I'm not working to leave behind the legacy of love.
How about you? What's your take-away from this scripture study? Share your lesson in the comments below so everyone reading this can benefit from seeing multiple points of view.
Let's Pray: Father God, we love You and we thank You for bringing us together each Friday to bask in Your presence and learn more about how You want us to live. Speak to each of us in our present circumstances and lead us through the power of The Holy Spirit, to balance our life in a way that is most glorifying to You and Your purpose. We ask these things in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
~Until next time, may God bless you with a well-balanced and meaningful life!