Dear Pastor Whoever….
The little time you and I have before the Lord takes us to heavenshould be spent wisely. Amen? We should both ask ourself(before that little time is fully spent, before our opportunity tobless our generation has passed never to return, before we aresummoned to the judgement seat of Christ): “What should I bedoing differently? Invest resources and time more productively?”
We are soon going to be there. No chance for a redo. Mostcertainly, we don’t want a baptism of regret. We don’t want afurther accumulation of “would-haves, should-haves, could-haves”.The time to examine ourselves is in the here-and-now when anexamination can be beneficial, not there and later. Those weinfluence will be enriched by our honest self-inspection. Let usboth ask ourselves a few thorny questions…..
Are we abiding in “the true vine” or in someone or something else?Is our relationship with Jesus passionate, ho-hum or somewherein-between? Is Jesus “first love”, second, third or fifth? Are wefollowers of Jesus Christ or has religion captured the devotion weonce reserved for Him alone? Is the Holy Spirit truly ourgovernor, the One directing our christianity? How intimate are wewith “Our Father who is in heaven”? Are we carrying our cross asJesus carried His?
Do we live in a playground or battlefield? Are we taking Christ’sGreat Commission seriously, or does it get our leftover change andenergy? Is there an urgency for souls? Are we investing in third-world nations where the harvest is plentiful? What example are wesetting for those we influence?
May our Lord Jesus bestow grace on both of us that we may not
be ashamed on that day of accountability. Amen?