Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hearing the words: "Well Done!" some day soon

“Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:25-27 (NIV)

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Well, we all know that some day we have to stand in front of our Lord and give an account of what we did with this life. And I gather that some people will literally hear the words “well done good and faithful servant”. But I wonder if any part of that will be left out when my turn comes around. Did I do anything "well" and complete? Was I really "good", or "faithful"? Can I sincerely be called a "servant", or was I self obsessed and selfish? I know as an athlete, there were times when I finished a sport completely spent, knowing full well that I gave it my all. But what about my spiritual life? How hard did I train? How much did I give? What does my scoreboard reflect?

But for him who is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.” Ecclesiastes 9:4 (NKJV)

I’m still in the game!

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