I heard Dr. David Jeremiah ask this question today. It is a good question to ponder.
Some people would say that their career is their life. Or their family is their life. Or football (or another sport) is their life. How would you answer this question?
James 4:14 answers the question this way: “whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away”. I recall a wall plaque from my childhood that said: “Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last”.
Our lives are temporal; we exist only for a short time. Someone has said that your life is the dash on your tombstone….between your birthdate and the date of your death. Life is what you do between the time you are born and the time that you die.
When Bill Gaither interviews performers; he asks them what they would like to have written on their tombstone. That is a thought-provoking question. When it is time to die, somehow, money, possessions or fame just don’t seem important. Only what we did for our Savior, Jesus, will count for anything eternal.
“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” We must stay close to our Lord and live our life for Him. We trust Him to lead and guide us moment by moment through our life. Live your life in such a way that it will bring glory to God.
MOMENT BY MOMENT I’M KEPT IN HIS LOVE; MOMENT BY MOMENT I’VE LIFE FROM ABOVE,
LOOKING TO JESUS TILL GLORY DOTH SHINE, MOMENT BY MOMENT, O LORD, I AM THINE.
Daniel Whittle/May Moody