Here are three questions that I have been thinking on.
1. Are you ready? Of course this question comes to mind because of the many deceived people who believed that they were going to be raptured out of this world last Saturday. But should it take a false prophecy to get us to ponder whether we are ready to meet our Maker? The whole point of Jesus telling us that we can't know the day or the hour (Matthew 24:36) is so that we will be ready. Matthew 24:44 "Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." The way to be ready is through faith in the one who spoke those words.
2. What are you attached to? (I know; I ended the sentence with a preposition. I thought it sounded better than "to what are you attached?") My youngest son has been carrying around 2 things the past few days - a baseball glove and a Bible. The removal of those items from his grip results in a crying meltdown. (I know; we're working on it.) He's attached. Us? Our responses might be more socially acceptable than Zach's when we can't have our favorite thing, but those responses show much about our hearts. Anything that you cannot live without has become too important to you; in other words it is an idol. If you can fill in the following blank with something other than God (a family member, air conditioning, approval of others, double chocolate brownies, etc.), pray with me for grace to tear that idol from God's throne and worship only him. If _____________ was taken away from me, I couldn't be happy.
3. Who knows you best? My wife knows me so well that she often knows what I am going to say before I say it. But she's not the one that knows me best. The one who made me knows me (and you) like no other. And as his children, he has our best interest at heart like no one else. That means that everything he brings to us is exactly what we need. Whether good or bad, joyful or sad, God gives it for our good. He's helping us shed our idols and be ready to meet him one day.
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