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Seize the Day

Each day is a gift

Nate, our kindergartner, and I walk to and from school every day. We pray about the day in the morning and he shares the best part of the day and the greatest challenge he faced on the way home. This helps him understand that each day is a gift worth remembering.

The Blessed Hope

“For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord” (1 Thess. 4:16-17).

second coming

Mt. of Olives in the background – where the second coming of Christ is predicted to occur.

Eternity on your mind

At one time the church liberally sang choruses referencing the second coming of Christ, such as “The King is Coming; Soon and Very Soon; and We Shall See the King.”

Carpe Diem

The result was a sense of urgency to make the most of every moment, knowing you either move people closer to heaven or hell by the way you live. Living with the imminent return of Christ creates an urgency to tell others about Him and seize each day for Jesus.

Always with the Lord

In the toils of life there is a longing for more of Him, a longing not fully actualized until He returns and the church is caught up to Him in the clouds. Eternity is your final rest, remaining forever in His presence. What a day that will be!

The return of the King

The Bible closes with Revelation 22:20-21,

‘Surely I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.”

Our blessed hope is the return of Jesus Christ.

A final act

These verses confess that answers to life’s problems do not rest in human ability. The answer comes in the return of Him who brings lasting peace.

Redemptive history remains incomplete until Christ returns.

The challenge

Make the most of each day, live expecting the return of Christ and do not miss a moment telling others about Him. “Amen. Come Lord Jesus.”

How can you live each day with intentionality? Share your comments below.

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Comments

  1. In staff meeting the past couple of day we have been discussing this. Boils down to when we’ve seen the need we’ve heard the call. Jesus and the Disciples where going about their ordinary day and miraculous things happened! We decided we are going to quit waiting for something to happen and do those things that make us feel uncomfortable.

  2. That’s great Bryan. I think the disciples serve as great examples to follow, especially as you look to the early church. Spirit led and living each day on purpose.