Monday, September 24, 2012

on borrowed time

Do you ever have a song that gets stuck in your head and you just can’t get rid of it?  I do that pretty often, but in the last couple months there has been one song and one phrase that has stuck out to me.  Thought I’d share this incredible thought with you.

The phrase is this: I wanna live like there’s no tomorrow.  Love like I’m on borrowed time.  It’s good to be alive.

That brings us many thoughts and lots of questions.  Life isn’t easy.  Honestly, life seems to get busier all the time.  There is little time for anything other than work or getting a few things accomplished.  Some things don’t get done.  Some of the things we enjoy even get pushed aside.

It is my belief that God has called us to enjoy life.  Do you agree?  Life is to be lived with meaning, purpose and with joy.  Life is not to be boring or mundane and without any purpose.  If that is our life, it is time to get a new perspective on life.

The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Those are the verses that God often sends my way and to others that have questions about life having meaning.  Read and re-read both verses.  I’ve even made them a part of prayers asking God to reveal His plan and give us joy in life.

Here are the lyrics of the song I was talking about, and it is by Jason Gray:

Hold on
Is this really the life I'm living?
Cause I don't feel like I deserve it
Every day that I wake, every breath that I take you’ve given
So right here, right now
While the sun is shining down

I wanna live like there's no tomorrow
Love like I'm on borrowed time
It's good to be alive, yeah

Hold on
If the life that we've been given
Is made beautiful in the living
And the joy that we get brings joy to the heart of the giver
Then right here, right now
This is the song I'm singing out…

I wanna live like there's no tomorrow
Love like I'm on borrowed time
It's good to be alive

I won’t take it for granted
I won’t waste another second
All I want is to give you
A life well lived, to say “thank you”

Those words are powerful.  My prayer this week is that I will believe that I am living on ‘borrowed time’.  I want to enjoy the moments God gives me, and I want to take advantage of time with my God, time with my God and seek to live out the dreams that God has given me.  Maybe God is leading you to pray something similar. 

I am grateful for borrowed time!

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