{Day 14} Beauty For the Heart-Life is Short

Last Sunday I shared how important it is to pass the baton of faith to those around us. My Mom (who passed away on September 22, 2009) certainly passed the baton of faith to me.

Today I want to share one of the things my Mom taught me while going through her cancer~~

2 Cor. 4:16-18 says, Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

 No matter how many years we live, life is short!

James 4:14 says, Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

I may live twenty more years, two more years, two days or two hours but what matters most is how I choose to live the remaining time that I have left.

We don’t know when we are going to pass the baton so we need to make sure we are living a life that points others to Christ.

Have you learned that life is short? Are you purposely trying to pass the baton of faith to those around you?

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Have a blessed day! 

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  1. What a beautifully strong and spiritual woman your Mother must have been. Don’t you know how proud she must be of you for writing this post today and sharing with us the things she taught you as she was preparing to join our Father. Thank you for reminding us, teaching us what your Mother taught you, Cyndi. I love this post and I love the words of 2 Cor. 4: 16-18, we need to remind ourselves of this often.

  2. I have definately learned that life is short. A few years ago I went through a very debilitating battle of anxietydepression. Although I didn’t know that’s what it was at the time. It took a year for the Dr.’s to diagnose, but during that time I feared I would die before I would feel better again. I so desperately wanted to “live” (beyond the confines of our home) again and when I finally started to feel better I felt as if I was given a second chance at life. The second time around has been more fulfilling than the first. I hope and pray I never have to experience what I went through again, so I’ll just take these reminders and value them and remember that life indeed is short.
    Thanks Cyndi

  3. Thanks for the great post, Cyndi. I definitely needed this post today. We (read “I”) need to remind ourselves (myself) of this every time we (I) think that life has become overwhelming!!

  4. Someone once told me we all die in the middle of our lives, that phrase always stuck with me. No one plans to go when they do.


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