While sitting in Mission BBQ awaiting my lip-smacking meal, I reflected on a quote prominently positioned on the wall in large letters which had caught my attention:
“If You Couldn’t Play Tomorrow, How Hard Would You Play Today?”
It reminded me, we are never promised tomorrow~ Today is all we can count on (but maybe not even a whole day). And you’ve probably heard it said “live as if today is your last.” It made me realize, if I’m not going to be around to play tomorrow, I want to give everything I have to this day, not holding anything back. I want to play hard! I want to use ALL my talents, making as much noise as I possibly can spreading the good news so my Heavenly Father will have every reason to say, “You gave it all you had! Well done! You have been a faithful servant! I am well-pleased!”
We don’t know the number of days that any of us have left. We don’t know what God has planned, but we can Cry Out! in Confidence because Jesus knows! Every day wake up and play hard for this day!
The following is taken from Cry Out! Challenge, Day 28, Revive Our Hearts Ministry—
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.Hebrews 4:15-16
With confidence draw near to the throne of grace. With boldness, courage, and bravery, get raw and gut-level honest with Jesus. His intimate understanding of your life will wrap you in peace, and His compassion won’t ever reject you. He already sees it all—the strangling longings, the heart-stopping fears, the face-twisting anger, the sin that hounds you, the sorrow that’s cracked you, the situation that’s knocked you faithless.
Jesus knows. Jesus invites you. Cry out with confidence. Cry out boldly. His mercy and grace are waiting.