Why Am I Alive Today?

We take living for granted.

Every day we have choices to make. Each choice is an opportunity to make the most out of the life we have been given. On the other hand, each choice is an opportunity to waste life. The amazing thing is – we can think so hard about making good choices that we still end up in the wrong place.

We end up living life for ourselves.

It’s so easy to think about what we have to do or want to do. Even if we want to be good stewards of our time and resources, our focus is on ourselves and what we can accomplish. We work life instead of live it. All of this is a result of the same thing.

We lose sight of our purpose.

The psalmist had this clearly in his sights. In one of the greatest pieces of poetry in history, we see a phrase that shocks us back to the basics. It reaches deep into our souls and seems to echo from the beginning of creation.

“Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.” (Psalm 119:175)

Today, we have an opportunity to live life to the fullest the way Jesus intended. We can choose to live this day according to our created purpose – to praise God. We can saturate our talking and walking with the sustaining power of God’s Word.

How many of us think that way?

May we consider why we are alive today. May we reflect on the reason God has given us another breath. And may every breath be one that brings praise, honor and glory to the One who gracious given us life.

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