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Blog-Once-In-Four-Years-02.29.16

Have you ever exclaimed, “I just wish I had more time!”?

Today is your day, kind of. Today is a unique day in each person’s life. Once every four years we get to celebrate February 29th.

You Share This Day with Jesus

Jesus celebrated at least eight leap years. Julius Caesar created the first calendar system that added an extra day every four years in 46 BC. It was later changed and amended some in Pope Gregory’s calendar in 1582. The extra day added facilitates the difference between the Gregorian calendar of 365 days and the earth’s orbit that actually takes 365.2422 days to complete.

Questions, Questions, Questions

What do we do with our extra day?

How do we spend our time?

Do we do something today that is different than every other day?

How do you make the most of this special day?

Whatever You Do, Consider This

  • Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31)
  • Whatever you do, take advantage of the opportunity (Ephesians 5:16)
  • Whatever you do, do it with all of your might (Ecclesiastes 9:10)
  • Whatever you do, rejoice because this day is made by the Lord (Psalm 118:24)
  • Whatever you do, embrace today as God’s gift to you (Ecclesiastes 3:1-11)
  • Whatever you do, seek to serve someone else today as well (Galatians 5:13)
  • Whatever you do, recognize you only have today once (Psalm 144:4; cf. Psalm 39:4-5)
  • Whatever you do, understand that honoring God will benefit you (Proverbs 3:1-2)

So how will you spend your Leap Day?

I hope you will enjoy your day recognizing that it is a gift from God with many opportunities to love God and serve others. Do something fun. Do something rememberable. Do something unique. You only get this chance every four years.

But whatever you do, seek to honor God in it.

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