Are You Ready?

“We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” [2 Corinthians 5:8-10 NIV]

Photo by Benjamin Earwicker

While driving yesterday, I was thinking about how we prepare for a special occasion such as a date with the love of our life, a special celebration like a graduation, or especially a wedding, our wedding. For us women it means hours of waxing, perfuming, makeup and hair and, of course, the perfect dress and the accessories to go with it. For men it might be a little more simple, but no less important — shaved and hair perfectly styled, their best suit and cologne. We all put in a lot of effort to look our best on a special occasion.

My question is, what kind of effort to we put in to prepare to meet Jesus, the lover of our soul, the Bridegroom to end all bridegrooms, our Saviour and our Creator? Because, let’s face it, this meeting could take place any day, at any time, without warning. Do we endeavour to be at our best at all times?

In the spiritual it is not about the right dress or makeup, but about wearing the right attitudes, smelling of holiness and not rotten anger and bitterness. It’s about styling ourselves to emulate Christ and the perfect person He is. Our worship is a pleasing aroma to Him — our acts of love toward those who don’t deserve it.

If you were to meet Him today, are you ready?

Published in: on 16th July, 2012 at 10:19 am  Comments (2)  
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  1. Very good question! Self examination is so often forgotten when we think of spiritual appointments. My mind raced today at all the preparations I have for an end of year function for our yr 12 son. I made a list in seconds, and the event is months away. Your post encouraged me to flip this over and consider my readiness right now, for the God I worship, right now!
    Thanks 🙂

    • True eh! It’s easy to prepare for something you have a date for. With God we have to live like every day is our last, as well as being prepared for the long haul. It is a good reminder, though. 🙂

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