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Tim McGraw had it Right - Live Like You Are Dying!

Chorus:An' he said: "I went ski diving, I went rockymountain climbing, "I went two point seven seconds on a bull named FuMan Chu""And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,"And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying."An he said: "Some day, I hope you get the chance,"To live like you were dyin'."

One of the latest songs by Tim McGraw talks abouta man in his forties with cancer. Who began tolive his life has if he had only days to live. Andall he hope for others was, "Someday, I hope youget the chance, to live like you were dying." Areyou? Are you living a life like you are dying? Idon't mean in the physical sense, how about thespiritual realm. The bible talks about dying toself by living for Jesus.

Each day we are challenged to make decisions thatlead us away from Jesus or directly towards. Yet,which seems easier? Dying to self takes sacrifice,trust and faith in God. It also means letting goof the things of this world.

I have always tried to live my life with noregrets when I look back at the end of the day.And maybe on my tombstone it will say just thatsimple phrase, "No regrets". Yet, one of thebiggest daily challenges I face is dying to myflesh or things of this world. And the only way Ican win the over them is ask Jesus for help. Whenwas the last time you just awoke in the morningand ask, help? Help me Lord today to live for youand not for this world. Be with me Lord everysecond this day and help me make decisions thatbring me closer to you."

Each day brings new decisions and new challengeswhen pursuing a relationship with Jesus and itmeans we have to die to self each and everyday.But, it also means we are promised tomorrow, lifeis not to be taken for granted. It could change ina moment like it did for the guy in the song.

This week love a little deeper, speak a littlesweeter and if you need to forgive when you weredenying doing it. It maybe then when God in heavensays to you, "Someday, I hope you give yourselfthe chance, to live like you were dying."

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