Wednesday, August 5, 2009

What if Today Was Your Last Day?

“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine.”
-Astronaut Neil Armstrong (born August 5, 1930)

This week, we continue to reflect on the words of wisdom given to the churches of Ephesus.

15Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, 16making the most of the time, because the days are evil. 17So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, 19as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, 20giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:15-20

• “Be careful then how you live . . .” How would you live your life differently if you knew that tomorrow was your last day? Would a sense of urgency inspire you to live more boldly or to cower in fear? How can you make better use of the time granted you?

• Do you believe that your life is Spirit-filled? If so, how is that evident to those around you? If not, what stands in the way of allowing the Spirit to fill you and pour out of you?

• What is the role of worship and of singing in the life of faith?

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