Things You Won’t Regret…

Last night in the Discovery Class we read Jesus call to lay up treasures in heaven and not on earth. For some reason, maybe because I’d read this post from Kevin DeYoung recently, I told the class that on the day they die and stand before Jesus no one was going to regret giving their time, talent, and treasure to advance the kingdom of God.

At the end of your life, here are some other things that you won’t regret:

You won’t regret rearranging your schedule so that you can have family dinners.

You won’t regret visiting someone in the hospital or an older person in a nursing home.

You won’t regret giving a little extra to the high school or college kid raising support for a mission trip.

You won’t regret telling your kids that you love them.

You won’t regret being affectionate with your wife/husband in front of your kids.

You won’t regret playing cards or Pass the Pigs or Clue or other silly games as a family.

You won’t regret taking a walk so that you can clear your head and pray.

You won’t regret putting your phone down and paying attention to those in front of you.

You won’t regret taking the kids to get ice cream.

You won’t regret getting up a little earlier so you can read your Bible and pray before you start your day.

You won’t regret serving in your church.

You won’t regret taking a few minutes to handwrite a thank you note.

You won’t regret sending a friend a note to encourage them.

You won’t regret handing out a compliment.

You won’t regret telling the people who teach your kids at church how much you appreciate them.

You won’t regret being patient. You won’t regret giving someone a second chance.

You won’t regret turning off the television and reading a book.

You won’t regret saying a kind word or saying hi to a stranger.

You won’t regret relying on Jesus.

One Comment

  1. Bryon Seboldt said:

    Thanks for the blog post; I really needed to see that list.

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