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September 2, 2017, 12:00 AM

Live Life Today?


"yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.  What is your life?  For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes."  James 4:13

I have discovered over the years that there isn't a one of us that doesn't like some kind of plan.  We want to be in the "know".  We want to have a say in what happens in and around our lives.  

Many of us have planned not only for today, but tomorrow, and the days and years to come.  The thing is what are we planning for?  We plan and organize our days around what we deem important and necessary.  We plan for our future, job change, marriage, college, retirment etc.  

There is an old saying you may or may not be familar with.  "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." 

Unfortunately, you and I know this to be so true...our plans are often disrupted and not always for the better either.  

Who plans for things like cancer, death at an young age, hurricanes, floods, job loss, spouse walking out, car accident that leaves on paraylyzed.  We all know that everyday brings some new challenges but most of us never imagine the worse and that is a good thing.  If we were to constantly be thinking about the worst that could happen, most would never do anything out of fear.  Scripture makes it clear that the only good fear is that of the Lord.  As followers of Christ fear shouldn't have a place in our lives.  Yet somwhere there has to be a balance.  

We shouldn't be afraid of what could happen, since we don't know,  and we shouldn't plan without seeking  His will either.  So what are we to do?   

How about we invite God into our plans and seek His desire for us.  How about we plan around what matters most in this world?  We plan around our relationships.  We plan daily to walk in relationship with Christ and with others.  Life is short.  In all my years of ministry the biggest regrest of those who were about to pass on, were not about what they wished they had bought but whom they wished they could have spent a little more time with.  

Today my family and I are headed to Lawrence KS, to watch the Jayhawks play a little football, as much fun as the game and all the festivities will be, what matters most is not the end result of the game or the food we may eat, but the experience that we are going to share together.  

Plan your day around your relationships, first with the Creator and our Savior and then with those God has blessed you with your family and your friends!  You and I are not guranteed tomorrow, so live life today! 

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