“wake up to the sunlight with your windows open
don’t hold in your anger or leave things unspoken
wear your red dress, use your good dishes
make a big mess and make lots of wishes
and have what you want, but want what you have
and don’t spend your life looking back

turn up the music
turn it up loud
take a few chances and let it all out
’cause you won’t regret it
looking back from where you have been
’cause it’s not who you knew
and it’s not what you did
it’s how you live

so go to the ballgames and go to the ballet
and go see your folks more than just on the holidays
kiss all your children, dance with your wife
tell your husband you love him every night
don’t run from the truth ’cause you can’t get away, no
face it and you’ll be okay

oh, wherever you are and wherever you’ve been
now is the time to begin
so give to the needy, and pray for the grieving
even when you don’t think that you can
’cause all that you do is bound to come back to you
so think of your fellow man
and make peace with God, and make peace with yourself
’cause in the end, there’s nobody else…”

~ “how you live”… by point of grace

You know that saying, “You only live once”? Have you ever thought about the truth in that statement?

It’s important to not get so caught up in life that we forget to live. A person’s life can be filled up will all sorts of good things, but when we’re not really living, there’s not much point to it all.

In all the activities I fill my time with, no matter how good they might be, I have to stop and ask myself why I’m doing them. I have to take a step back and take an honest look at where my heart is.

“As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person” [Proverbs 27:19, NLT].

My heart shows who I really am and . It is going to show in the way I live.

So when I ask myself if my heart attitude is what it needs to be, I need to look at the way I’m living and at my motives. I need to look at what my heart says to others about my life and about who I am.

It’s not who I know or what I do that makes me who I am. It’s how I live. How I reflect my Creator.