Better

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Imagine if we could see the repercussions of a word, act or omission; how things play out in the future. If we could see that perhaps a snarky comment or selfish act later leads to us hurting the ones we love and our own destruction, what would we do differently?

What if?

What if we could relive a day, over and over again, until we got it right.

What if?

In life, there are no such chances. We live a day once, and it’s up to us to live it well.

I have been dwelling a lot, on this thought of living every moment in the presence of God; aware of His goodness and of the gifts He has entrusted us with (people around us). If we live with an eternal perspective, we might actually get better at realizing the effects of how we treat one another and ourselves, and some things may be reconsidered. We would probably make less mistakes. We would probably cherish and value the things we often neglect until we have lost them. And these are the most important things.

We don’t get to relive a day, twice. But let us cherish the present and for those of us who get the gift of tomorrow, let’s love better. Let’s honor better. Let’s worship better, basking in the gratitude we feel and in His goodness.

Every day is a gift.

“God’s grace is based on His nature, not your behavior,” Jefferson Bethke said once.

Every breath, every day– is a gift of grace. And it’s with these thoughts that I want to start the week.

As long as my breath is in me, the spirit of God is in my nostrils.” (Job 27:3)

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