Life is Short-- Live it Well!

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Switchfoot "Live it Well"

Take the burden from my arms
Take the anchors off my lungs
Take me broken and make me one
Break the silence and make it a song

Life is short; I wanna live it well
One life, one story to tell
Life is short; I wanna live it well
And you're the one I'm living for
Awaken all my soul
Every breath that you take is a miracle
Life is short; I wanna live it well

 

I have had these lyrics stuck in my head this week along with a recent sermon our pastor gave on Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. It has been a powerful and motivating combination. I'll share with you the highlights here.

As believers in Jesus we are created for more than an ordinary life. We are created for so much more! My coaching business is built on John 10:10 where Jesus says, "I have come that you might have life and have it to the full." Yes! Absolutely!

The world we live in has rewired us and reshaped us into something different that what God created. We think we can just associate ourselves with Christianity or even with Jesus and still keep part of us "in the world". We try, sometimes unconsciously, to keep one foot in the Kingdom of God and one foot in the world. This is NOT the full and abundant life Jesus offers!

The best available life is to have both feet in with Jesus. To be a follower of His. THIS IS LIFE. Jesus says, "Come, follow Me." He is saying, "Come and live like me. Don't just cheer for me and think I am great... LIVE like Me and WITH Me!"

 

This is the church. Through the power of the Spirit at work we can love others well (Romans 12) and show up as Jesus. No, of course we are not Jesus. That's not what I am saying. I am saying that we can indeed live more and more like Him as we reply on His power and let Him transform us. It's a radically different looking life! It's the life I want for sure!

I have only one life. You have only one life. LIVE IT WELL!

 

To read more about the Life Jesus is talking about check out Matthew chapters 5,6, and 7.

Click here for a video of Live it Well by Swithfoot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZcyOrNLlho

 
Contact me for practical ways of helping you unpack this life. I would love to be your coach!