“Life is an uphill battle. But it’s our choice whether or not we make it up the mountain. We can choose to give up or keep climbing to see the view at the top. The view is almost always worth the climb.”-Alexis Wohler. God put this saying on my heart when I was going through […]
My family had recently lost a family member who was a true giver in his life on Earth. It warms my heart to know that he is sitting with Jesus and God as well as the fact that he is no longer suffering. All of that pain is gone from him completely. It brings a lot of people hardship when someone they love dies, because the reality often hits them, that the person is no longer there with them physically and they have only the memories of the person they love to cling to. But, we as Christians, have that hope and security, not to mention the often-unexplainable sense of peace of seeing our loved ones again when we get to Heaven.
Remember that life can change on a dime. It is a harsh reality at all times. If you aren’t careful it can lead you to freak out over the possibility and even more so, the inevitability, of something happening to someone you care about. But, God doesn’t want us to live in the spirit of fear. Some other Bible verses about living life to the fullest include:
2 Timothy 1: 7 says, “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
Psalm 37:4 says, “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
Proverbs 27: 1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”
Psalm 90:12 says, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
Psalm 16:11 is one of my favorite verses. It says, “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
James 4:14 says, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” This verse clearly and to the point stares us down as if to always remind us, that we are not of this world, and our lives here on Earth, although painful and fun at the same time, are a vapor compared to the joys that can and will await us in Heaven, when He calls us home.
Always try to be able to enjoy life, no matter the circumstances surrounding it. God is constantly at work through everything and anything you do in life. Why not live for Him, through His example and enjoy life? Live as if it’s all you have to give back to Him. We never know when He will call us home.