A Once in a Lifetime Day
Hi there! So glad to have you stop on by my blog today! Hope today's post makes you smile! :)
"A Once in a Lifetime Day". It makes me grin thinking of the all possibilities of what you each thought of when you read that title. I wish I could talk to each one of you and find out what type of day popped into your mind immediately! Did you think of a tropical vacation spot, or maybe exploring in another country or maybe just a day of a completely open schedule at home aka a stay-cation? Maybe you imagined something like taking an awesome ride in that dreamy carriage in my picture above or maybe you thought of skydiving with your best friend! Whatever did come to your mind - you probably were thinking of something a little more on the side of "not likely happening" right? I would tend to think that way too when thinking of the title of this post, but something my amazing Dad said to me the other day has me thinking of that phrase a little differently!
Dad said to me this simple truth and it kinda rocked my heart in a good way! lol!
He said, "Every day is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!" Whoa. I know it's not an earth shattering, new or never known to man thought, but it was so wonderfully simple, so very deep and EXCITING when you think of it with eternity in heart view!
Every day is a new opportunity to impact the eternal Kingdom! God has so intricately and wonderfully designed life here on earth this way! He's orchestrated life so that our everyday decisions little and big each strike a chord that vibrates into our eternal life with Him! (If you have made Him your personal Savior by believing on Him - you have that heavenly eternal life!) He's set up the most amazing "Savings" program ever know to mankind! He offers treasures in heaven to be laid up in store for us as we make our decisions on earth to His glory and by His guidance!!!!! And we're talking the best treasure EVER!!!! Treasure that blows all the ideas of what treasure is - out of the water! Say whaaaaaaaat?!!!!!! THAT IS JUST MIND-BLOWING AWESOME IF YOU ASK ME!!!!!! So truly - every day is a once in a lifetime opportunity to affect our eternal lifetime!!!!! That kinda makes my dream of a carriage ride in the city seem smaller now! Whew! Lol! Don't get me wrong - God delights in being with us in the here and now and loves giving us opportunity to experience amazing things big and small like carriage rides and sky diving and such, but what I'm just saying is that life is so much bigger - way bigger than the way we tend to think a lot of the time! God wants us to think BIGGER (to think on HIM) and choose to see the future with eternity in view!!!!!!!! I needed reminded of this awesome fact and thought maybe you did too!!!
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through and steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also!" -Matthew 6:19-21
"...choose you this day whom ye will serve..." -Joshua 24:15a
Love your Once in a Lifetime day today ok?!!!!!!!!
Walk with Jesus. Delight in what He delights in!
Ask Him to give you vision for all of what today can be for eternity!
Have fun being with Him and saving up those amazing treasures in heaven for His glory!!!