A book of prayers to the Holy Face of Jesus
Sooner or Later We Run Out of Tomorrows
How many times have we told ourselves, “I really need to get that done,” “I’ll get after it tomorrow” or “I’ll tackle that project sometime soon!”
Our best intentions can be slowed or pushed off by procrastination, lack of ambition or just other priorities!
But we need to make basic habits to tackle small projects or even big ones so that we don’t wind up another year older and no headway on things that need to get “cleaned up” or “tackled” in our lives!
I find making a list very helpful! A written list helps me consciously remember and see the items I wish to accomplish. It helps me prioritize which projects come first, set time parameters for getting them done, and allows me the “feel good” opportunity of checking off the items as I work down the list!
So start a habit of working down a list!
Start by creating your Bucket List!! Yes a Bucket List! What are those items that are really, really important in my life! If I run out of tomorrows, what would I like to leave behind?
What do I want my children and grandchildren to know about me and my faith and my beliefs that I would like them to know and to carry on to the next generation or generations?
What did I learn from my parents and grandparents that were important in making me and my spouse who we are?
How can I assist others through my wisdom and experience in their own faith journey?
What is the best way to stay “Rooted” and on the “Right Path?”
Sooner or Later we all Run out of Tomorrows! Tackle that Bucket List in such a way that regardless of how much time we have, no matter when our time ends, we have little regrets!
As we create our Bucket list and daily list of “To Do’s” it helps to get started with the right attitude!
I find that if we start each day in the right frame of mind, and from the best vantage point in which we see the world, it makes the day and our life seem more orderly and focused! As for me, I determined long ago, that in order to do that it has to be from on my knees!
“Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Do Everything Without Grumbling
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky!”