Thursday 31 October, 2013

2 Corinthians 5:6-10

6 So here is what we can always be certain about. As long as we are at home in our bodies, we are away from the Lord. 7 We live by believing, not by seeing. 8 We are certain about that. We would rather be away from our bodies and at home with the Lord. 9 So we try our best to please him. We want to please him whether we are at home in our bodies or away from them. 10 We must all stand in front of Christ to be judged. Each one of us will be judged for the good things and the bad things we do while we are in our bodies. Then each of us will receive what we are supposed to get.

I remember praying once “Lord, I’d love to see my report card. How am I doing? What will my judgement be when I see you in eternity?”

I guess I was nervous that I wasn’t doing what Jesus wanted me to do and I was fearful of His judgement. Paul doesn’t seem to have this problem. He can’t wait to see Jesus. He knows his report card is all A+’s. He has lived his life doing what Jesus asked him to do and did it at full throttle. His conscience is completely clear. “Bring on eternity” Paul is saying “my report is going to be good”.

What a great example for how to live this life well.

Lord, I know that one day I will meet you face to face and You will require me to give an account for how I’ve lived my life. I want to be confident like your servant Paul. Help me choose today the path that You’ve called me to walk and serve You with absolutely everything I’ve got.

 

Written by Boudy Van Noppen

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