"I am the true vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them will bear much fruit." John 15:5

Saturday, January 22, 2011

“God has created you for eternity. Don’t settle for less.”

50 people over the age of 95 were asked, “What would you do different if you had to do it over again?”  Their answers were filled with the valuing of eternity.  Their top three answers?
1) Reflect more- Consider what is truly valuable.  Enjoy, embrace, enter into the valuable relationships around us every day.  Loving God and loving others with passion every day.
2) Risk more- When it’s all said and done, it’s not about success or failure, but about risk.  Did you live and go for it?  Nothing is more sad than this, “What might have been.”
3) Do more thing that would live on after I am dead- Did I make a difference?  Having lived a life of significance is a great, eternal desire in the human heart.  The happiest people at the end of their lives are not those who have focused on gaining, but on giving.

So, I have been in a Secrets of the Vine book study for the past few months. . .it is the one of the only thing in my life right now that I feel is feeding me. Time with my kids, clients and my Lord are nurturing me like I haven't felt in a while. Again my dearest Lord is tugging on me and making me His own again. Thank you so much my faith Lord!