How vs How Long

I love twitter!  One of the reasons I love it so much is because I get to look into the minds and hearts of other spiritual leaders across the globe.  I am able to see what God is saying to them and through them. Rick Warren tweeted recently, “How you live is far more important than how long you live.”  What a powerful statement – filled with a lot of truth.

How vs How Long

How – I guess you could sum it up by how do we live when no one is watching.  You know, when no one sees and we feel like we can get away with it. OR do we live like it could be the last moment of our life and we are trying to live with character and integrity – doing the best we can at all times!

How Long – I am a huge fan of Jim Eliot – a missionary who was murdered by the tribe he felt called to reach – he said this in one of his journal entries, “I seek not a long life but a full life.”  No matter how long we live we have to choose to live everyday as an opportunity.

Of course, I would like to live a long life – to see my kids have kids – to see dreams become reality – but my ultimate prayer would be that at the end I can stand before Jesus and hear the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”  God help me live a life that truly puts a smile on your face!

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