Live Like You Were Dying (Wk 3)

Do you ever get like me and just feel like a failure? This seems to really pop out when I’m in the middle of something important (like a serious Bible Study). I know that satan is working overtime to flub me up…and what better time to mess with me than when I’m in the middle of growing stronger in my faith. He’s crafty that serpent!

This week our lesson focused on using sweeter words. Beautiful idea! I flunked! By this morning I picked up that instead of me being patient and loving (as would have been THE RIGHT thing to do!!!) I was harsh and accusatory. Over simple things! What is wrong with me? I realized that my week of sweet words was a complete waste. I wasted every chance to love my peeps on being frustrated and overwhelmed with my life! Grrrr, that convicts me to the core.

The whole idea behind this study is to LIVE LIKE I WAS DYING!!!!! DUH! I’m dying! You’re dying! But neither of us is living like that. Life is so busy and stressful. We take the important stuff for granted. We worry and focus on the fleeting stuff……jobs, cars, stuff, getting more stuff and how to pay for it all. People are important to us….but we neglect them in our own twisted ways. I know this because I do it.

I’ve watched as people suffered loss in their family and heard them say, “I wish I had told him I loved him and what he meant to me!”. I don’t want to say that. I want the people I love to know without a shadow of a doubt how I feel. I love them and I cherish every moment with them. I have always tried to be real and open with my friends and family. I think they know how I feel about them…but just in case…..I’m going to step it up a notch!

Next week is our last time to meet as a study group. We will be brainstorming throughout this week to reach out and show someone extravagant love. You know…blessing someone for no reason at all and doing it in a big way. I’m feeling so excited about it. I can’t wait to hear the ideas and to actually do something that shows our love as a group. Is there someone that you could reach out and bless? Maybe your pastor… is pastor appreciation month! Show someone love this week!

Psalm 19:14 “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord….”

Some of our LLYWD group….we had some missing tonight!

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