What would you do if you knew you only had 2 days to live?
Thinking about this as I make Cindy’s final arrangements. She doesn’t know it, but she only has a few days to live. What do I want to make sure I do in these last hours?
I will give her as many of her favorite treats as she’ll eat, take her to the park, take her picture, look at her, pat her, kiss her, and do anything else that comes to mind to make sure that her final hours are as pleasurable and peaceful as possible.
That got me thinking. What if I knew I would see Jesus face to face in 2 days? Would my final hours contain wasted time? Would I study my Bible, prepare my list of questions for God, seek or give forgiveness from someone, or go indulge myself by heading south, eating some Mexican food and hitting the beach?
So the question becomes, why aren’t I living as if the return of Jesus is imminent? Is what I do with my time every day glorifying God? Am I seeking God daily and being obedient to the best of my ability?
I honestly do not know if dogs go to heaven, but I know God cares about animals. I cannot wait until the moment my time on this planet is over and I am in the presence of God because then I will fully experience His love. But if the desire of my heart is to be as close to God as possible, then seeking Him first will draw me into a more intimate relationship with Him and allow his grace, love, comfort, and joy to flow through me here on earth.
The only way to a close, healthy relationship is quality time together. What that means for me is to seek God first and more often than the internet. That is my biggest challenge these days. And for these next few hours, it means shutting off this computer and being with my sweet Baby Girl.
What about you?