Y. O. L. O.

I didn’t even know what that meant.  The first time I heard it, I think a Kardashian said it on some show.  I figured it meant something I didn’t need to know.  haha

Then I asked my girls and they said, “Mom.  It means You Only Live Once.”

Hummmmm very interesting.  YOLO.  You only live once.  I guess that means you need to make the most of this life.  Check things off that bucket list.

Hike the Grand Canyon.
Cruise Europe.
See an alligator in Australia.
Take a hot air balloon ride.

Or I guess it could mean something deeper.  Love the ones you love closer.  Forgive always.  Be kind to your enemies.  Use the good dishes.  Wear the expensive dress.  Stay in your PJ’s all day and play with the kids.

All of those things are so good and I believe we need to live the life out of life.  No question.  But what happens after you only live THIS life once.  There is another life after this one that you only live once also.  That’s the life marked as “eternal life.”

And yep, you got it.  You only get to live the eternal life once, too.  And the choice you make in your daily life right now determines the choice you make in your eternal life forever and ever.  It’s real.  After this YOLO life, you go to YELO life – Your Eternal Life Once.

God wants us to enjoy our life here.  To have joy and share with others and enjoy the blessings He gives us.  But He also wants us to thank Him for those blessings and to keep HIM in the center of that YOLO life.  Get to know Jesus.  He’s awesome and you get the choice of spending your YELO life with Him forever and ever.

And He tells us very clearly in the Bible that if we don’t choose to spend our eternal life with Him that we choose the other alternative by default.  And that one is hotter than your hottest day on earth.  More painful than any pain you could imagine on earth.  And it never ends.  Forever and ever.  It’s not a joke.  It’s real and it’s serious.  Enjoy life on earth but keep Jesus in the center of it all.  In your heart.  In your life.  In your choices.

Let’s choose Jesus.  YOLO.  A life you live once forever.