At a friend’s Super Bowl party, he and I were chatting over a glass of wine. I’ve known him since high school which is, shall we say, a while. He said, “You know, this is no dress rehearsal. So enjoy life every day.”
It perhaps seemed more philosophical because we’d both had a couple of glasses of wine, yet it caused me to think.
See, sometimes it’s easy to put off living. We keep waiting to be happy. Yet, today is the only day we really have.
One of the most encouraging promises to me is that God will make our lives rich and full.
David writes, “”He is like a tree planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.”
I find that incredibly encouraging. Even when I fail, which happens on occasion, and no don’t ask my wife. Yet, even then he promises a life that’s rich and fruitful.
He says as you trust in God to bring you that life he does. Not because you worked out all the kinks in the dress rehearsal. But simply because you chose to walk with the one who brings that fruitfulness.
Rehearsal is over!
*Psalm 1:3 (NIV)