Friday morning during a time of prayer, praise and worship music was playing in the sanctuary The song, It's You I Live For Everyday played. As I heard those words
I asked myself, "Is that what I am doing every day? Am I living for Jesus or am I just living?" Another old song then came to my mind. Because He lives I Can Face Tomorrow. I knew that was very true. If Jesus didn't live there would be no tomorrow for any of us really. I thought of the difference in because and for, every day and tomorrow.
For-function; preposition to indicate the purpose
Because-function; conjunction, the fact that
For indicates purpose. Because means, or is usually used to replace the words, "the fact that." So, the line "It's you I live for every day," could be said, "It's you that gives me a purpose to live everyday." The line, "Because He lives I can face tomorrow," could be, "The fact that He lives allows me to face tomorrow."
Main Entry: ev·ery·day : encountered or used routinely or typically
Main Entry: to·mor·row : on the day after today
According to Webster everyday means used routinely. Tomorrow simply means the day after today. So the great earth-shaking revelation I got from these two songs is this. We should live for Jesus routinely because He is the indicated purpose for our living. If it weren't for Him we wouldn't be living every day. The fact that He does live gives us a reason to face the day after today and the next and the next.
No matter what comes our way today, we know He is alive this day and He will be alive tomorrow as well. Jesus is alive, is the one fact, the one very sure thing, you can count on every day that you live and you should live for Him all of your days no matter what those days hold in store for you.