2 Corinthians 5:6-10
6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9 So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 10 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.
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