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Living Life Now – Part 2

June 29, 2010
“to live deliberately”
“to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life”
“to put to rout all that was not life”
“and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

I have always had the opinion that Thoreau had lived his life searching for something that he never fully found.  He wrote that “It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things,” yet throughout his life, he appeared to be on a desperate quest to find the meaning of life.  Many will argue that he indeed found his own meaning in life within nature, but I believe that many of his works show us that he was never content with the “truths” that he “found”.

Had Thoreau found the True meaning of life, the Truth that is found only within the Life that Christ has to offer us, perhaps the above quotes would have gone a bit like this:

…to live deliberately serving Christ
…to live deep and suck out all the marrow of God’s word
…to put to rout all that was not of Christ;
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived a life glorifying to God.

Living Life Now means living deliberately.  Intentionally. Making every moment count for Christ.

In order to live life deliberately, I must dig deep into the Bible and find everything that I can about what God’s word teaches.

Only then will I be able to “put to rout” (rout = overwhelming defeat) anything in my life that is not of Christ.

So that when I die and come face to face with my Heavenly Father, I can hear the words “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

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