Dear Pastor Whoever….
The little time you and I have before the Lord takes us to heaven should be spent wisely. Amen? We should both ask ourself(before that little time is fully spent, before our opportunity to bless our generation has passed never to return, before we are summoned to the judgement seat of Christ): “What should I be doing differently? Invest resources and time more productively?”
We are soon going to be there. No chance for a redo. Most certainly, we don’t want a baptism of regret. We don’t want a further accumulation of “would-haves, should-haves, could-haves”.The time to examine ourselves is in the here-and-now when an examination can be beneficial, not there and later. Those we influence will be enriched by our honest self-inspection. Let us both 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 somewhere in-between? Is Jesus “first love”, second, third or fifth? Are we followers of Jesus Christ or has religion captured the devotion we once reserved for Him alone? Is the Holy Spirit truly our governor, the One directing our christianity? How intimate are we with “Our Father who is in heaven”? Are we carrying our cross as Jesus carried His?
Do we live in a playground or battlefield? Are we taking Christ’s Great Commission seriously, or does it get our leftover change and energy? Is there an urgency for souls? Are we investing in third-world nations where the harvest is plentiful? What example are we setting 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?