Google “this is the life” and you get Amy Macdonald–who writes a song with that title, about boys chasing girls, singing and dancing on a cold dark street night, waking up in the morning with a head that feels twice its size, wondering where they will sleep the next night.
And I think: this is the life?
Google “live it up” and you get Jennifer Lopez–singing from the streets and beaches of Miami to the Grammys–all about living it up, making love, hooking up, rocking body to body, going insane, saying it’s all just a game.
And again I think: this is the life?
Is this all there is? Is drinking, dancing, partying, sex and more sex all there is? Or, how about just getting up, going to work, making money, and striving for success. Is that all there is? What is life all about anyway?
Start at the end and think backward. You are laying in a hospital bed with hospice being called in. You are told you only have days to live. What thoughts will be racing through your mind? What will you be glad about? sad about? feel good about? have regrets about?
How will you feel about that job…that career…that girl or that guy…that affair..that money you made…that fame you experienced…that…?
How will you feel about the role you played as a husband or wife or father or mother? How will you feel about what you accomplished in life?
I don’t know about you but I want to know what it means to really live.
The world is desperately in need of altruistic leadership and love. If you are a follower of Christ you know that no one has ever modeled leadership and love better than Jesus Christ. He is looking for people all across the world who will follow him to lead, love, and touch the lives of others in the same way he did.
Life, really living, begins in a relationship with Jesus Christ who claims to be the Living Water and the Bread of Life. He satisfies deep longings inside each of us. We seek to quench that thirst or fill our hunger with success, work, food, money, drinking, partying, sex and more. And it never really satisfies–not in a lasting manner.
In a relationship with Jesus Christ, you will find security, satisfaction and purpose for the rest of your life! It is the security found in a relationship of love, forgiveness, and acceptance. It is the satisfaction and purpose we desire because he gives us good work to do for him and we feel significant.
Think of it: a lasting sense of security, satisfaction and purpose!
If you are not a follower of Jesus Christ, you can go HERE to begin your quest with him. What you will read is called the gospel of John, and is a part of the Bible. It was written by John, one of Jesus’ closest followers while he was here on earth. Read, take note, consider, and do what he says. (Be sure to click at the end of the page–there are 21 pages to read and study.)
What good work has Jesus Christ called you to in relationship with your spouse, your family, and/or the world around you?
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