Have you ever wondered what you would want to do if you knew you were dying? What kind of places would you want to visit? What kind of “adventures” would you want to have? How would you live your life if you knew you were going to die?
There are many people in the world who have considered these questions very seriously. They have put deep thought into what their actions will be in the near future. These people have done this because they have been given a death sentence. Whether by a court implementing the death sentence or from a doctor providing the devastating news of a terminal illness, these people have had to decide what they would do with their lives before time runs out.
Now it’s your turn. You have just been notified that you have been given both the death sentence for your crimes and you have also been diagnosed with the terminal “illness” called life. What do you do now?
For those of you ready to have me committed, here are some scriptural references for you to consider: “for all have sinned” (Romans 3:23), “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23), and, “take up your cross daily” (Luke 9:23). God has told us that we have all sinned and that the punishment for our sins is death. There is your terminal illness…You were born to die!
And, to top it all off, you are to die to yourself daily. The cross is a tool used for execution just like a lethal injection or a hanging. In order for Jesus to live through you, you must not be living worldly.
So, now that you know you are a “DEAD MAN WALKING”, what do you do? Do you party like it’s your last night on earth? Or, do you serve God like it’s the day before eternity? The choice is yours.
May God bless you and keep you safe in all that you do in His name. Remember, the fastest way up is to kneel down. I encourage you to realize that now is your chance to “Live Like You’re Dying!!”
Written by: Robert Lemoine