Thursday, August 29, 2013

OMTL 1, "Living the Dash" -- Recap

Last Sunday was the first message in the "One Month to Live" series. Just in case you missed it, here's a quick recap:

The theme verse for this series is Psalm 90:12:

"Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." 

When you know your days are numbered, you become very wise about how to spend them.

People who know they only have a short time to live gain amazing clarity about what's important to them. Wouldn't it be great if we could get that clarity now? If we could focus on what really matters now?

On most tombstones there are two dates separated by a dash. That dash represents your life. There's not much you can do about the dates of your birth and death. But you do get to choose how you're going to live the dash.

So let me ask you... Are you living the dash, or dashing to live? 

In other words, are you living a life of purpose and meaning, focusing on what matters? Or are you scurrying around trying to live someone else's life, chasing after things that won't last?

In this series we're going to look at 4 Principles for living the dash:

  1. Live Passionately: Don't wait until "someday." Start living now. 
  2. Love Completely: Life is about relationships. The way to live the dash well is to build a life of love. 
  3. Learn Humbly: See the difficulties of life as an opportunity to grow. 
  4. Leave Boldly: Know where you're going and what kind of legacy you're leaving behind. 
To get the most from the series, take the 30-Day Challenge. Click here for details. 

And to see an example of why this challenge matters (which I quoted during the sermon), click here

1 comment:

  1. "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Thank you!

    And thank you for all the beautiful pics of Hawai'i. We were there in the 80's on Oahu and Maui, but never got to the "big island". I know most of the flowers because we lived in FL for so long and they grow there too.