You don’t grow old by living, but by losing interest in living. – R. Murray
After Joseph’s ‘perceived death’ Jacob lost a lot of his zest for life. God later ‘revived’ him. Wow!
Life comes one day at a time, and as we accumulate the days we grow older. That’s been the formula since the beginning of time. But though our bodies age our zest for life need not, for there is ever excitement and wonder afoot in God’s creation. The sad truth is though, most of us aren’t even living, we’re just existing. Going through the paces or routines of everyday life, in a rut. Not expecting anything different to happen, not expecting to make a difference because we’re so focused on ourself. God gave us life and He receives glory when we live it for Him, and the same is true for us. Our lives will be fuller and much more meaningful when we learn to live them with, and for others, in such a way that they see the goodness of God, and we live without thought of being compensated for all we do. Life is God’s gift to us and it should never feel like a sentence or prison. Each day should be seen as an opportunity to see just what God is up too. What will you do with today’s gift?
“…as long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent me. Night is coming, when no man can work….” – John 9:4