Day 30 – Game On (plus a Giveaway)

We know that death is inevitable, therefore, we need to take the gift that we have been given – LIFE – and make the most of every moment that we have on this earth. We were each created with a specific purpose.  Therefore, each one of us needs to be the best you that God created you to be.  We need to invest our lives in the things that matter most, loving God and others.  The only way you can successfully live a life with no-regrets is to live a life with passion.  It is the fuel needed to sustain this course throughout your life. However, in order for passion to remain and thrive in our lives, we need to have four key ingredients.

Love – Love needs to be the foundation of your life.  It is what will fuel your passion.  If you do not feel like you have the same fire for your relationship with God that you did at one time, then you need to go back to what you did in the beginning.  Devote time everyday to spending with Him. By spending time together and focusing on His love for you, you cannot help but rekindle your own love, which will ignite your passion for living.

Integrity – We have mentioned integrity over the course of this study.  It simply means to live what you believe.  Putting action behind what you say you believe.  Living it out!

Forgiveness – Nothing will drag you down faster than the weight of bitterness and unforgiveness.  These will drain the passion from your life.  The only way to get it back is to forgive. No one forgave more than Christ did, so what is holding us back today? Let go of the bitterness and hurt in your life and regain the passion in your life.

Enthusiasm – Enthusiasm actually comes from two Greek words meaning “God within.”  If you want to live a life of passion, then you need to focus on your relationship with God. He is the only One who can satisfy the longing in your soul.  Having this filled, you will have true joy in your life and will want to share it with others.

These four pieces, Love, Integrity, Forgiveness and Enthusiasm give us LIFE.  With all of them working together in our lives, we will have a life of passion – living each day completely.

Christ is the ultimate example for us.  He lived all of these out in the course of His life on earth.  He knew what He was coming to earth to do and that His time was limited, but He still lived each day with passion. We need to take His example and apply it to our lives starting today. Make it a point to live passionately and completely. How are you filling the dash of your life?

Questions to Consider:

  1. I challenge you to continue to live a life with no-regrets, like we have been doing over the course of this study.
  2. Get some time alone and reflect on what you have learned over the course of this study.  How has your life changed?  What had the greatest impact on you?
  3. Sit down with a friend this next week and discuss what you learned with them.

 

Giveaway:

In honor of completing the Online Bible Study, One Month to Live, and making last minute preparations for the She Speaks Conference next week, I am going to host a giveaway over the next couple of days.  I am giving away this beautiful cuff Blessing Unlimited bracelet.  It is one of my favorites and I would love to share the blessings with one of you.  The words from my favorite verse, Philippians 4:8 are inscribed on the bracelet.  It such a lovely piece because of the message behind it.

There are two ways to enter.  First, you can comment on this blog post with your favorite scripture and something you are thankful for today.  Second, you can subscribe to my blog.  If you choose to do both, you will be entered twice into the drawing.  I will be announcing the winner on Thursday at 9 am.  Be sure to spread the word.  I am looking forward to seeing your favorite verses and what you are thankful for.

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18 thoughts on “Day 30 – Game On (plus a Giveaway)

  1. Jamy – I just subscribed to your blog! :0) And, my favorite verse is Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” It reminds me that I am called to His purpose, He designed me just for it! Helps to tame the “I’m not good enough” thoughts that run through my brain. Thanks for this great give-a-way!!!

    • I love that scripture as well. Feeling like I’m not good enough seems to plague many of us. However, Christ has told us throughout scripture that we are loved, valuable and treasured just they way we are. Sometimes we have to stop and remind ourselves of that. Thanks for sharing that scripture.

  2. One of my favorite verses is Jer. 29:11-12 I love that God already knows the plans he has for us but in verse 12 we hear that when we call on his name he answers. Amen!!! This verse became the center of my families life when we faced an almost tragic event almost two years ago. Praise the Lord that in ALL situations he is busy building His character in His children.

  3. This is so timely for me… thank you. One of my favorite verses is inscribed on the bracelet, however, a daily reminder that gives me so much courage is this…Proverbs 4 20-22
    Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to my voice.
    Keep my message in plain view at all times. Concentrate! Learn it by heart!
    Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul, they’re bursting with health.
    23-27 Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts.
    Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip.
    Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions.
    Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you.
    Look neither right nor left; Leave evil in the dust.
    I am thankful…. for the generous gifting I received to attend the She Speaks 2012 Conference & airfare…..♥

    • What a wonderful passage of scripture. Thanks so much for sharing. It is truly what is in our hearts that comes out in our lives. Therefore, we need to guard our hearts. I am looking forward to meeting you at the conference.

  4. I am thankful for family and especially my sister. God is so good

    Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

  5. I purposed to live a life with no regrets the day our sceond child was born with Cystic Fibrosis. We knew tha tour time with him was limited and we didn’t want to miss a day of it. When our next child was born with the same terminal illness we were fueled to live that way even more passionatly. No regrets concerning love poured out, forgiveness freely given, living with integrity always floolowing through on our promises and a life full of enthusiasm. Our efforts were well worth each moment it took to pour this into our relationship with family. We took seriously the family as our first mission field and I was able to say that I have no regrets in raising my children. As I buried my two precious children at age 17 and 20 I did it with the wonderful assurance that we will be spending eternity exploring all the wonders of heaven together with Christ.

    Thank you for sharing this important lesson that we all need refresher courses on now and then.

    Cari Zorno

    • What a testimony, Cari. Thank you so much for sharing. Living a life with no-regrets is what God wants for all of us. You put this into action in a major way in your life. What an example to those around you. Looking forward to meeting next week at the She Speaks conference.

  6. Jamy,

    I forgot to add that my favorite verse is Psalm 40:1-3 (really all of it but 1-3 sums it up).
    P.S. that is a beautiful bracelet and it will bless the one who receives it. What a wonderful give away.

    Cari

  7. My favorite verse is tied between 2!!!

    “I tell you the truth,whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for Me’. Matthew 25:40

    “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly…” Proverbs 31:8-9

    These are definitely verses that I try to live up to as a social worker!

    • Shaquala, those are such powerful verses, especially in your line of work. I pray that the Lord will use you in a mighty way to touch the lives you come in contact with.

  8. Jamy, I’m a little slow in posting, but one of my favorite verses is Philippians 1:6 ” being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” – in other words, He isn’t going to give up on me. He will be with me no matter what. That brings me a lot of comfort.

  9. Jamy 🙂 It’s funny that you ask what our favorite verse is. Mine has always been Proverbs 3:5,6…always. But now that I am going through so many new things in my walk with God…I feel like I need a new verse to cling to. Lately the theme that seems to be running through my life – and the thing which I need now to learn to hope in is this…

    “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
    See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
    I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.”
    Isaiah 43:18-19

    It’s as if my trust in the Lord is firm. But now, I am learning to hope in Him ❤ 🙂

    Just subscribed to your blog! I see you in about a week! AH!

    I love you 🙂

  10. My favorite verse is Psalm 139:13-16. I am thankful that God knows everything about me, and that He has a plan for me. God bless you.

  11. God is so good…ALL of the time. The last few days have been challenging. A woman that I grew up with as a mentor passed away and went home to be with the Lord. Last night I witnessed a woman being dragged and was beat by a man, on a state highway, and I was the only one that stop and called the police, she refused to press charges, because she stated ‘ he beat me worse when he gets home’! I am thankful and blessed that I have a husband that respects and loves me but most of all, loves the Lord. I can’t imagine what that womans life must be like, fear, pain, no trust. My God is so big, so strong and mighty, there is nothing my God can not do, I pray He brings someone into that womans life… to see the light.

  12. Hi Jamie! That bracelet is beautiful. You have great taste! One of my favorite scriptures is “Beauty is fleeting and charm is deceitful, but a women who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30. I also subscribed to your blog and look forward to getting to know you better.

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