“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13
I have been thinking about that lately. How much Jesus must have loved you and I to lay His life down for me, for you. Overwhelming thought. To be loved so thoroughly and so very much.
I pondered who or what I would be willing to lay down my life for. While pondering this, God flipped the script and asked me what I was willing to LIVE for?
What was I willing to give words to? What was I willing to put ACTION to? What was I willing to give my heart, my mind and my might to?
Awesome questions. Sobering questions. It’s easy to wax poetic about being willing to lay down one’s life: for this cause or that one. For this person or that one.
It is a whole other thing to speak aloud what one is choosing to LIVE for. Those declarations require proof. The other is just hypothetical. God rarely requires the last few measure.
Only those in high risk professions or callings have to literally answer that bell. Thank God for them and bless them as they serve, knowing their lives may require that last full measure.
The rest of us only have to answer what we are willing to LIVE for. Good yikes, that’s a doozy question!😱
What am I willing to LIVE for, you ask?
I am not only willing, but I CHOOSE, to spend the rest of my days: loving folks, encouraging folk to make room for Life and God, and giving Him, me, to serve, at His pleasure, until breath comes for me no more.
What are you willing to LIVE for? We all must answer. Opting not to answer is also an answer, I’m afraid. If you won’t choose, for yourself, life and others will choose for you. And, you will be living by THEIR direction and hand. Best YOU choose and live your own path and not the opted out one.
What are you willing to LIVE for? Can’t wait to see your list. Life is short. Get a going!
His servant and your friend,