Life IS Not A Dress Rehearsal.
You Don't Get Do-Overs

What do you want to do with the rest of your life?

The length of our days is seventy years - or eighty, if we have the strength…and then we fly away"
Psalm 90:10

"David did God's will during his lifetime. Then he died…" Acts 13:36 (NCV)

"Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what may happen from one day to the next." Proverbs 27:1

"Lord, help me to realize how brief my time on earth will be. Help me to know that I am here for but a moment more …"
Psalm 39:4

In a race everyone runs, but only one person gets first prize. So run your race to win. To win the contest you must deny yourselves many things that would keep you from doing your best. An athlete goes to all this trouble just to win a blue ribbon or a silver cup, but we do it for a heavenly reward that never disappears.
I Corinthians 9:26-27

So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step. I fight to win. I'm not just shadowboxing or playing around. Like an athlete I punish my body, treating it roughly, training it to do what it should, not what it wants to.
I Corinthians 9:26-27

"You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind…and love your neighbor (people) as much as you love yourself."
Matthew 22:37,39

God wants us to GROW
"Your attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had." Philippians 2:5


Things I Will Do To Become More Like Christ
By Michael Brown, soon after becoming a Christian
(December 1982)


oDevelop the habit of a daily quiet time
oMemorize scripture
oServe at least 5 hrs./week in my church
oJoin a small group Bible study
oLead a small group Bible study
oShare my faith with with 12 people/year
oMentor/disciple a new believer and or others
oTithe

God wants us to SERVE

1 Peter 4:10 (Living)
God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other.

God wants us to SHARE our faith


I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized-whoever. I didn't take on their way of life.
I Corinthians 9:22 (The Message)


I kept my bearings in Christ-but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I've become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. I did all this because of the Message. I didn't just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it!
I Corinthians 9:22 (The Message)

I'm about to die, my life an offering on God's altar. This is the only race worth running. I've run hard right to the finish, believed all the way. All that's left now is the shouting-God's applause! Depend on it, he's an honest judge. He'll do right not only by me, but by everyone eager for his coming.
II Timothy 4:6-8 (The Message)