Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Live like We're Dying

"We only got 86,400 seconds in a day
to turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell 'em that we love 'em while we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we're dying!"

This is part of the chorus to a popular song right now by Kris Allen. It isn't a 'Christian' song but it applies anyway. God is not confined to speaking truth only through the music of those who claim His name. We can find truth even in the words of the firmest athiest.

So...what are we going to do with our lives? Who are we going to live for? What, at the end, will give us joy? Imagine if more people starting living like this, living as if the day they had were the last they would ever see. What would change?

As Christians, every night we should go to sleep ready to meet our Maker and knowing that we didn't waste a second of the day we are now finishing. We only have one life,all we are guaranteed is the moment we are now in. What are we going to do with it?

Christ came to earth to die for us, He wrapped Himself in flesh to take the punishment for our sin, He bore the shame and agony of the cross to redeem His sinful creations. As He went through each day, He knew that He was one day closer to His own death but also, to the glory of His resurrection. Will we follow our Lord's example or will we live for ourselves? Will we enjoy good now or we will wait, realizing that there is greater good to be gained at the feet of our Savior?

You only have 86,400 seconds in this day. Will you be proud or ashamed of them once they are gone?


  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Rachel. I enjoy reading them.

  2. Hi Raich,
    I have enjoyed reading all of your posts. Your writings are very uplifting
    and sweet to my soul. Keep pressing on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus!
    I love and miss you dear sister!
    your friend,~ Grace F.

    I am going to follow yours. you can follow mine :)

  3. Great thoughts, sis! Even though that song is not "christian" it still makes you realize that tomorrow is not assured. We usually take that for granted and make plans for tomorrow, next week, month, year etc but the next 60 seconds aren't a given. Gave me a lot to think about when i read. Thanks.


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