Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Dash

Today I was listening to Pastor Greg Laurie on the christian radio station out here (90.3 KFLR). He has been doing a series on The Greatest Stories Ever Told. Today's series was titled "The Foolish Wise Man II" in which he finished a discussion about King Solomon. He talked about how Solomon grew up in a christian home but after he became king, he did a lot of things that God did not approve of. Solomon learned from his mistakes however and tried to warn others about his mistakes. Pastor Laurie went on to say that when he dies, his grave marker will say his date of birth to his date of death. No one will remember what happened the day he was born or the day he died. What people will remember though is what he did in between those days. On your grave marker, that is the dash. So, what will you do with your dash? Make the most of everyday you have and live everyday like it's your last. What do you want people to remember about you? None of us know when we will die but we do know what we can do with the time that we have now. So, live your dash to the fullest!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Today is...

Did you know that today is National Splurge Day? I found that out on Kristina Werner's website. I love looking at her Make a Card Monday videos. I am a steady visitor but I haven't participated in any of her color challenges yet. I guess I'm not feeling creative enough. Anyway, if you could splurge on anything, what would it be?

Today is also International Panic Day. I found that out on a Strange Holidays Blog. So, if you were to panic about anything what would it be?

Monday, June 9, 2008

You are Important!

I was listening to the radio today and I heard the song by Casting Crowns “East to West.” There is one part in the first verse that says “I know you've cast my sin as far as the East is from the West.” Then, in the chorus they say that Jesus knows "just how far the East is from the West, one scarred hand to the other.” I was just thinking that verse over in my mind and I think we can sometimes get all wrapped up in thinking about our sins. We don’t have to think about that. Jesus has already forgotten our sins when we repent for them. If you think about how far the east is from the west it’s unfathomable. But Jesus knows. He knows because he paid the price for our sins to be forever gone from us.

Another song I heard today was “Indescribable” by Chris Tomlin. The one line in that song that always gets me is the first line of the chorus that says “Indescribable, Uncontainable, You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.” How amazing is God? He knows every star by name! If God takes the time to know each and every star then how much more do we matter to him? Have you taken a look at the sky lately? There’s a lot of stars up there! Don’t ever think you don’t matter to anyone. Your boss, co-workers, friends etc. may not realize your worth or your greatness, but God does. If God knows how far the East is from the West for us and he knows each star by name, then he also knows your worth and your greatness. You are important!