How would you spend your last day if you knew you would die in 24 hours?
Would you do something crazy that has been on your bucket list for years, or would you take the opposite approach and keep it simple? Maybe spend the entire day talking with close friends and family members?
Chances are everyone has been asked this question at some point in their life. Most likely you have an idea of what your answer would be. For some it is humorous and full of good conversation pieces but not what you would actually do if the situation presented itself. Others are more realistic with their future actions.
Recently this question was presented to me in a different light.
If you knew you would die tomorrow, would you worship God differently than you do now?
It hit me right between the eyes.
It is very easy to go through the motions. Show up. Sing. Sit down. Listen to a lesson. Talk with friends. Go home.
We have all been there at some point in our walk with Christ, but that is not how I want to worship anymore.
This thought has been on my mind when I worship with a body of believers. I cannot express how beneficial it has been. It changes the way you sing, the way you pray, the way you deal with others, and the way you engage in scriptures.
It is easy to get consumed with all the bucket list items I would try to knock off if I knew death was coming in a few hours, but the most important pieces are your relationships with others and your relationship with God.
To be honest, we all could die today. I do not want to be morbid, but it is a fact.
How would your last act of worship with other believers go down in the record book? Did you put everything you had into it?
What do you want your last act of worship to be?