The Three Most Important Days in My Life

There are many things that I wish someone would have told me a long time ago. They probably did and I was not listening. Why didn’t someone emphasize to me the three most important days in my life?

The first is the day I accepted Jesus and his work on the cross for me.  I did hear that message and became a Christ follower at the age of eight. From that day on my life has been shaped by my new identity as a child of God. I will be forever grateful.

The second most important day is referred to in Scripture as “that Day”. It is the day we as believers stand before our Lord Jesus to give an account of our lives.  According to 1 Corinthians 3 we will account for the deeds done while living, both good and bad. The purpose of that Day is not judgment, but rather for the receiving of rewards. The Jesus I met through eyes of faith when I was eight I will now see face-to-face on that Day. Stephen Covey wrote in Seven Habits of Highly Effective People that we should live our lives from “end to beginning”.  We must live our daily lives with That Day in mind. The most important thing we can do for our children is to prepare them for that Day when they will stand before Jesus.

The third most important day in my life is Today. Yesterday is past and I cannot be drawn back into it (neither in its defeats or its victories). Tomorrow may never happen for me. While I make plans I realize tomorrow is in God’s hands. But I do have Today. My Today’s go by so quickly and I have to be intentional about making them count for God and eternity (Psalm 90:12).  Since the Today flies by with no guarantee of tomorrow, let’s maximize our Today to magnify Jesus, to forgive each other, to encourage at least one person, to express our love, to live pure lives and serve Jesus by helping people.

OK, so now you cannot say that nobody ever shared with you the three most important days in life. Let’s make all three happen well.

One Response to The Three Most Important Days in My Life
  1. Adam sage

    Pastor Doug, I never cease being encouraged by your life in Christ! Thank you for sharing your faith, and helping strengthen mine!