When all is said and done, relationships are all that really matter. It doesn’t matter how much money we have, where we live, or how many beautiful toys we’ve collected. None of these can comfort us, console us, cry with us, or love us. Our investment in the people we care about is the only legacy that has the power to endure beyond our lifetime.
If you’re going to make the most of your time on earth, living a no-regrets lifestyle, then you need to engage fully with those around you. You want the people you love to know just how much they mean to you. You want to be a healing agent in the lives you touch, leaving behind a legacy with eternal impact.
People who know their lives will soon be over tend to feel a desperate urge to change. But, a desperation to change is not enough. In order to sustain the changes, we have to be connected to a power source beyond ourselves.
For some of you, the last six months have seemed like the longest six months of your life because you have no energy and no passion for life. Maybe you feel as if you’re simply going through the motions, listless and discontent, wondering if this is all life has to offer.
Is it just me or does time seem to speed up when you hit middle age? Years begin to pass like days. When I was much younger, I remember how time sort of dragged on and I wondered when school would finally get out so I could play and do the things I wanted to do. Now, it seems to fly by me like a comet, leaving me wondering what I did with my time.
Welcome to our One Month To Live Journey. Each day, we invite you to join us by reading a chapter from One Month To Live. Then, connect with some friends in a One Month to Live Life Group and share insights you’re learning to live a life of no regrets.
How do you handle past regrets? We can’t deny them or repress them. That would only lead to more regret. But, we can release them into the loving hands that are nail-scarred. That’s what Peter did.
Just like a baby develops, matures and grows healthy in the environment of a loving home, a born-again Christ follower needs a church family to nurture their faith. We’ve been exploring the benefits of a life group and why every Christ follower needs to be connected in fellowship with other Christ followers. We need one another.
When we do life together, we’re more confident in sharing our faith and stretching in faith to explore the gifts God has given us to use in the body of Christ. As Christ followers, we are called to build up one another. We do that best in small group settings where faith is cultivated and grows.
Peter and John knew where they could find support and encouragement. Do you have such a group around you? These are two more benefits of a life group: