Thursday, August 09, 2007


Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

What do you live for?
Off the top of my head I would spout off the standards; "my family", "my kids", "my husband", "God"...
What if we all stood still for a moment and really paid attention to what has our attention for most of our waking time. Do the initial answers still apply? I know when I lay down at night and do the daily review (do you do this too?), I can figure out what I "lived" for on any given day by the directions of my conversations. Was there a dominant theme despite who I was talking to? Where did my thoughts tend to focus? If I talked about a specific thing to co-workers, my kids, the Mr., my mom and my friends it's safe to assume that topic was what I was living for. For that particular day at least.
Then I have to ask myself if I invested my life in worthy places. Too often I lay down only to realize that my life was wasted for that day at least.
Interestingly, we can get a lot done, good things even, while wasting our lives.
At the end of the day, I want to look at where I invested all the energy it took to keep my heart pumping, my brain firing and my lungs inflated and know that what I live for is worth it.
What do you live for?


Mrs. Mac said...

I live to survive my 'stretched out' motherhood status and a good night sleep. Both are elusive. but at the center of my heart it beats for the Good Lord.

Deb said...


seriously...I live for my family - Brillo Man and Olivia - my lifeblood - of course, they are a close second behind the Lover of my soul Whom I strive to conform more to His image day by day. There are moments when I achieve my goal, but far too often, I find myself, like Paul, stating that I'm forgetting those things which are behind and pressing on toward the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. So much of me wants to be like Him in every way and so much of me falls very short of that goal.

Pat said...

I just want everyone to be happy ;)

Margie said...

I live to be less like me everyday.