Sunday, June 24, 2012

I want to live like that

This week I got to thinking about life and death. 
I thought about the legacy of a person, the pain of loss, and the moving on afterwards. 
I thought about all the people who have impacted my life, then were gone in the blink of an eye. 
James 4:14 says this:
"Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."

I thought about how what happens on this earth before we die and how it impacts the way we die and also the people who are in our little worlds.
My aunt said the other day, 
"It's interesting how when people find out they are dying, that's when they decide to finally start living."

Here's a crazy thing though. What if we started living BEFORE something drastic had to happen?  What if we realized how precious life was and lived every day like it was our last? Maybe you already do this. Or maybe you have never thought of that before. 
It's something I want to strive to do daily. I don't know the day I'm going to die. It could be today. It could be tomorrow. It could be 50 years from now! It doesn't matter to me though if I die today or tomorrow; I am not afraid to die. What I want though, is to live my life for Christ, recklessly abandoned like many amazing people that have lived before me. 

Jim Elliot
Nate Saint
Julie Kurrle
Joshua Eddy
Corrie Ten Boom
David Livingstone
Hudson Taylor
William Borden
Amy Carmichael

Living for Christ is the only thing that matters. Living a full and glorious life for him. 
If you don't know Jesus Christ, the first thing I ask you to do is find a Bible and start reading it. I hope he grabs a hold of your heart and shows you what it really means to live.
My desire is that you come to know Jesus, and to live your life with no regrets, a reflection of God's amazing love.

(If you would like learn more about the amazing people I have listed above, please feel free to copy & paste their names in a search box!)

‎"I want to show the world the love You gave for me 
I'm longing for the world to know the glory of the King 

I want to live like that 
And give it all I have 
So that everything I say and do 
Points to You

If love is who I am
Then this is where I'll stand
Recklessly abandoned
Never holding back

I want to live like that."

-Sidewalk Prophets


  1. dying has been on my mind the last few days here too...and how what really matters is a person's heart and spirit, not their physical appearance--an elderly friend of my brother's just passed away. makes you think. love the 'recklessly abandoned." I need to keep that in the forefront of my mind + strive to live out each day. good thoughts. xo.

    1. Praise God for his unfailing love! xoxo

  2. Wow. Truly an eye-opening post here Jordan! <3
    So true. Life's here and then gone. Gotten live like there's no next "minute".
    Love you!