Day 39 (2 Apr 2020) – Balancing your life

Each moment is a gift from God, and that makes every moment weighty, valuable beyond belief! Not only is it valuable, but I am accountable to God for how I live this gift. But Jesus calls me not to a life lived under a burden of this weight. Quite the opposite, Jesus says His burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30). I believe that I can live a life full of responsibility and meaning and live a life that is light and freeing. To live healthily in that tension I must have a sense of my smallness and God’s bigness. I must understand that ‘it is not all about me’. Yet I must understand that I am full of responsibility, because God has given me His Spirit in order that I might do good with everything that He has given me. The blessing is that I am not relying on my own ideas for what is good, but on God’s. I am not trying to leave a legacy with the life I live but rather pointing to the legacy Jesus has already left.

Dear Lord, thank you for the precious gift of life you have poured into me. Let each day be a decision to lay this gift before you, so that my life would count for what truly matters.

Written by Andrew Mellor

3 replies
  1. B says:

    Great encouragement today Andrew – thanks! Need to rely on God’s idea of what’s good – not my own.

  2. Mandy says:

    Thank you Andrew. I love your reflection about every moment being a gift from God. Whatever I do, and wherever I go, God is with me.

  3. Claire Moore says:

    Mmm not relying on my own ideas for what is good but on God’s. Now that’s something to think about…can only know his standard from his Word. Thanks

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