A Heartbeat Away

As of today, August 14, 2020, I have lived 21,518 days; 516,432 hours; 30,985,920 minutes; 1,859,155,200 seconds. My heart has beaten an estimated 223 billion times since September 14, 1961. That makes me tired thinking about it!

I attended a funeral yesterday of the mother of a dear friend of our family and ministry. She lived to be 95 years old and God answered her prayers all the way to the end of her life. Her dying wish was to pass away at home, in her own bed, and not a hospital bed. Most of all she loved God with all her heart and her family and friends as well.

As I sat there listening to the eulogy, my heart began to fill up and my eyes began to water up knowing that one day my days, and hours and minutes and seconds would end and life here on earth would be no more. I found myself praying this simple prayer while the minister was speaking:

“Oh Father, help me live my life in such a way that when I pass from this world, people will be sad that I am gone!”

Maybe I have finally lived long enough to realize my days are severely numbered. I not trying to be morbid, not am I just waxing nostalgic; life really is a vapor that appears for a little while then vanished away.   

Friends, if there is anything left undone with family for friends, fix it today! Have you forgiven everyone who needs to be forgiven? Have you called that person who has been on your heart?

Most of all, have you made peace with your heavenly Father who stands ready to forgive you and bring you back into His fold right now?

One day, your heart will stop. And then you will stand before the God of all creation and He will ask you this very simple question:

“Did you surrender your life totally and completely to My Son?”

David Copeland

David has been actively involved in church leadership since 1978, the year he accepted his call to the ministry. David currently lives in the East Alabama community of Lanett with his wife of almost four decades Pam. David passionately believes in the local church and served in almost every facet of local church ministry before launching into full time itinerant ministry in 2001. Since then, David has trained pastors and leaders, conducted crusades, help plant churches, and conducted revival campaigns across the United States as well as South America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Kenya East Africa. He and Pam currently lead the Revival Now Schools of Ministry across Kenya as well as helping to establish and build the Hope Centre Children's Home in Kilgoris, Kenya. David ministers with a strong prophetic edge and is passionate about bringing people to a living relationship with Jesus, developing leaders, and empowering those around him to live as Spirit filled disciples of Jesus. He holds a  BA, MA and a Doctor of Theology from Omega Bible Institute and Seminary in Monroe, Louisiana.

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