Live Like You Were Dying

Suppose you only had thirty days left to live……what would you do? Would you take a trip? Would you do something that you’ve never done before? Would you change the way you were living?
These are some of the first session’s questions from the book, Live Like You Were Dying. Our church launched the study last week. The entire congregation is participating in the study (all at different times and in smaller groups) for the next four weeks.

I learned of the book this summer at the Southern Baptist Convention in Indy. The author was there promoting it to the thousands that attend the greatest convention in the world. Sure, I’m a bit biased! The book seemed very intriguing! So, when I heard that we were going to do it at FBC…..I was psyched! Hubby and I will be leading a group of parents to teens on Wednesday nights. Pray for us! This study is heavy stuff.

I have been trying to think of what I would do if I was told I only had thirty days to live. I’m not into jumping from high places or crazy about seeing a foreign country. I love to travel and would enjoy going somewhere exciting like Greenland or Switzerland but not under those circumstances. My thoughts go more to my family and loving them with every ounce of my being. I think I would want to have a platform to speak the truth about my Savior. Maybe live that dream of speaking to women about my life and what God has done for me. Honestly, I would want to show people the love and forgiveness that they deserve from me.

What about you? Tell me, would you want to do anything in particular? I don’t have too many regrets, at least not any that burn my heart so deeply that I have to do them or else. I must say that I’ve loved my life and I feel more than thankful for all that God has blessed me with. He’s been more than generous with me. Thank you, God.

I’ll try to keep you updated on how the study goes.

Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom.”

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