I laugh at the television commercial where a person gets a tattoo with the phrase “No Regrets” misspelled. The consequences of some mistakes last longer than others. Failure to receive God’s love and grace will separate people from Him for eternity. I want to live my life in such a way as having no regrets. The apostle Paul had served the cause of Christ in such a way that he was ready to die. But, he found great purpose in the days God had allotted him at the same time. What a good tension to hold in balance. Let’s live with No Regrets!
For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don’t know which is better. I’m torn between two desires: I long to go and be with Christ, which would be far better for me. But for your sakes, it is better that I continue to live. Philippians 1:20-24 NLT
What parts of my life would cause embarrassment or shame if I stood before God today? How ready am I to die? What great God-honoring, white hot, reasons to I have to live?
God, as this day begins- I confess there are moments I have shrunk back in my faith and not lived up to the high calling You have for me. Yet, I am ready, by the grace afforded me, by the substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross, to meet You. Not worthy on my own behalf, but imputed with righteousness from Him. Meanwhile, I commit to live this life blessing my family, friends, and world at large to the greatest degree I can by living for Christ alone. Let’s go do that today! No Regrets!