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Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 213: Fifteen more years

Today's Reading: 2 Kings 20-21

Hezekiah is dying. He has an incurable illness. God has revealed to him that he is going to die. "Get your house in order," says the LORD.

Hezekiah weeps and prays to the LORD for his life. The LORD gives Hezekiah fifteen more years to live.

Most of us do not know the day of our death. I wonder what would change in my life if I knew I had fifteen years yet to live. I'm sure it would change things dramatically.

What would you do differently if you had just fifteen more years? If you knew the day of your death?

Would you live in fear and worry, or would you begin to live with an intentionality never known before? Would you cower in your home awaiting the "grim reaper" or would you joyfully welcome each day and begin checking off things on your "bucket list?"

Fifteen years.

Now that is something to think about.

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