Are You Prepared?

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What do you think people will say about you when you’re dead? Will they say that you were a person who loved the Lord with all of your heart, and served him by loving other people? Will they say that you were a great sibling, daughter, and friend? Or will they be happy that you’re finally gone? What do you want them to say?

I recently got to thinking about this. I wondered if I acted the way that Jesus would if He was still on earth, and how I could improve it because, sadly, I found that there were several places that needed improvement in my life.

Are there ways that you can improve the way that you live? What about the way that you treat other people? and the way that you spend your time? Do you follow God or do you follow your own pleasures?

You know, everyone will die one day. Whether you accept it or not does not change anything. The real question is are you prepared for death? Are you prepared to face the judgement seat- to face God– and either be sent to heaven or to hell, to eternal happiness or to eternal suffering and pain?  I know that I have to prepare myself for that day; by continuing to live the life that Christ has given me the way that Christ would have me live it. You have one lifetime to spend, for good or evil.

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.  And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. ~Matthew 25:31-41

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  1. Amanda says:

    Jolly! I know I haven’t seen you in ages, but I just thought I’d say that I’m glad you’re not a goat!

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