Am I satisfied with my life? Am I fulfilled each day by what I do? Each of us lives by choices we make. Life is more than a tennis match, but one thing is certain: the ball is in our court. We can choose to live as we do, or move on with God to a higher level. We can follow the easy way if we want to...or we can take God at His Word and prepare for an eternity with Him.
Let's never turn 65 and say, "I wish I had the chance to do it over again". Give it 110% today. Do not put it of until tomorrow, because tomorrow is only found on a fools calendar, tomorrow never comes because today is today! Go full on with God, when you make a total commitment there is a price to be paid. The cost may be higher than you ever imagined.
I counted money while God counted crosses
I counted gains while He counted losses.
I counted my worth by the things gained in store.
He sized me up by the scars that I bore.
I coveted honours and sought degrees,
He wept as He counted the hours on my knees.
I never knew until one day by the grave,
how vain are the things that we spend life to save.
'Jesus never lost sight of where He came from and where He was heading and neither must we'.
I am under obligation to my Saviour. Our Redeemer's last command was to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. These were the last words before His departure. He did not choose to speak to the disciples of their own personal welfare. His parting message was not based on houses or health, but rather heaven or hell. His concern was for the lost. "Go and let them know how much I love them". Our motto should be, "Ask not what Jesus can do for you, but rather ask what you can do for Jesus".
'And Jesus said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptised will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned"'. Mark 16:15-16.
'And Jesus spoke to them saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age"'. Matthew 28:18-20.
"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth". Act 1:8.
Command is to Go.
Commission is to teach.
Confession is Baptising.
Comfort, "I am with you always".
'Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men...For the love of Christ constrains us...and He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.' 2 Corinthians 5:9-11,14-15.
'You were bought at a price, do not become slaves of men'. 1 Corinthians 7:23.
"No one was ever heard to say on their death bed: 'I wish I had spent more time at the office'." Rob Parsons.
" These who have turned the world upside down..." Acts 17:6. (Speaking of the Apostles).
"Make sure it is God's trumpet you are blowing. If it is only yours it won't wake the dead, it will simply disturb the neighbours." W. Ian Thomas.
It can be done, you're not alone.