Faith Ministries

How to Live a Life of No Regrets

19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’

25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’

27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’

Key Points:

  • Never take life for granted and see it as a present to be used in the present.
  • Openness to be used in any way the Lord determines
  • Resist rationalizing who and why God is leading you to contact
  • Embrace change and know that life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but the number of things that take your breath away.
  • Give your 100% in all you do
  • Respond to God's desire without delay
  • Eternally be focused for everything else is temporary and will fade away
  • Take on each day as if it is your last
  • Surrender thoughts of failure and know you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you
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