One Life to Spend

“And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God.”
Micah 6:8 (NKJV)

Last week I had the opportunity to meet some missionaries to Albania.  God must have wanted me to meet them, because it wasn’t my plan.  The brakes went out on my vehicle for the 7th time this year, leaving me stranded at the public library until my rescuers arrived.  At just that same time, a missionary family was speaking and sharing about their work in Albania.  Coincidence?  We used to have a Sunday school teacher who called this a God-incidence.

Von and Sue Golder and their children have been serving the Lord in Albania since the early 1990s. They have seen the Lord do miracles in turning hearts to Jesus in this former communist country.  When asked about his call into missions, Von referred to his college days. Back then all he wanted to be was a Montana cowboy and rancher.  But then a man challenged him, “You only have one life to spend; what do you want to spend it on?” And that was the start of Von’s call to be a missionary.

“You only have one life to spend; what do you want to spend it on?” This question left me thinking.  Only one life to spend.  How shall I spend mine?  And the only way I can answer that question is “doing whatever God calls me to do.” I never want to be out of His will.  I never want to spend a moment on the wrong thing.  I only want to walk the straight and narrow path He has planned for me.  I know I may mess up, but I will try to do His call.

“I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law
is within my heart.Psalm 40:8 (NKJV)

New King James Version (NKJV)Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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