Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Face To Face With God!

For God shall bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.(Eccl. 12:14) 

If God says that He will bring bring every act to judgment, . . . I know He will. I don't know His method and frankly, that doesn't 
bother me. What ought to bother us is that He will do it! . . . Somehow in God's own timing and in God's own way, He will cause there to be a replay of our lives. . . . It makes a lot of sense to me that the One who made us has every right to hold us accountable. . . . 

We cannot live the life of an irresponsible playboy and get away with it. We aren't free to run wild and wink in God's direction, thinking that, no matter what, the big Teddy Bear in the sky will yawn, pat us on the head, and say, "Everything is going to be just fine." No, it doesn't work like that. Our ragged-edge journey is headed for a sudden stop. And all alone, standing face to face with God in that epochal moment, we will give account of the life we have lived. 

Sober, serious thought! 

Living on the Ragged Edge 

Being face to face with God is indeed a sober and serious thought. To be extremely frank with you, it's a situation that has to be taken with extreme seriousness. The moment you stand before God, you will hear one of two phrases: 

Well done my good and faithful servant or depart from Me, I do not know you.    

Which one of the phrases will be the one you hear out of God's mouth? If you happen to be reading these words, the choice of the words spoken to you will result in the way you live your life right now. As scary as it sounds to be face to face with God, I find it comforting to know that He is a righteous judge. Any righteous judge will not judge blindly, but will judge according to the tangible results (or fruit) of our lives. 

With that said my friends, let us make every effort to make sure that we lead a life full of the righteousness of Christ and not our own. Let us live out our lives in a manner that is worthy of bringing God the glory and pleasing Him at the same time. As Christians, we must all aspire to hear the following words: 

"Well done my good and faithful servant." 

Think about that long and hard friends! That is the reason why we serve God and serve man regardless of where we are in life. Is it any coincidence that the Servant Leadership series from this blog continues to be so popular to this day? No. The reason for that is because the people that continue to read those posts long to hear the words quoted above. Do you also long to hear those words as well? If so, what are you doing about it to not only impact your community, but the world at large? 

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).