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Are you ready?
1/10/2008 7:51:01 AM    [ Flag as Spam or Inappropriate ]

And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many (Heb. 9:27-28).

Years ago I had my then preschool-age granddaughter with me when I made a stop at the cemetery to deliver some flowers. My granddaughter was naturally curious about what sort of place a “sembletery” was, so I did my best to explain. As we read a few markers and headstones, I told her what the dates meant, and we figured the ages of a few of the deceased.
Then we came to one where a woman had died at 102. “Wow,” my granddaughter exclaimed, her brown eyes widening in awe, “she was ready!” Needless to say, I had a good chuckle over that. But it also gave me an opportunity to talk with Brittney about “being ready,” and about the way people will remember us once we’re gone.
Although a cemetery may not be the most cheerful place to visit, it certainly can be a setting that enables us to put things into perspective and check out our priorities. Without question a visit to the cemetery can challenge an unbeliever to reexamine the reality of and the need for God, and to “get ready” to leave this world. But what does it say to the believer? How does it challenge those of us who consider ourselves ready? How will we be remembered by those we leave behind?
As Christians, we think we’re “ready” because we know where we will go when we leave this world, and that’s a wonderful assurance. But are we living our life in such a way that says we truly believe what we say we believe? Because if we aren’t, I wonder just how well we understand our faith. If we truly believe we belong to God and are here for the sole purpose of glorifying Him and fulfilling His purpose for our lives, then that should be the focus of everything we say and do, the dividing line for all our decisions. If it isn’t, maybe it’s time for a heart check.
Someone once told me that if God isn’t first on our priority list, He will end up being last—which doesn’t say much for being “ready,” does it? May we all seek to love and serve Him today with a renewed passion, even as we anxiously listen for that glorious call to come home.


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More Blogs by Kathi Macias
• Apocalipsis 3:15-16 - Thursday, June 26, 2008
• A Call to Radical Discipleship - Thursday, June 26, 2008
• San Mateo 19:17 - Thursday, June 19, 2008
• God Alone Is Good! - Thursday, June 19, 2008
• Yours...or God's? - Thursday, June 12, 2008
• Ester 4:14 - Friday, June 06, 2008
• For such a time as this... - Thursday, June 05, 2008
• San Juan 1:4-5 - Thursday, May 29, 2008
• Let His Light Shine! - Thursday, May 29, 2008
• Romanos 7:24-25 - Tuesday, May 27, 2008
• Time for a Confession... - Thursday, May 22, 2008
• Timoteo 4:6-8 - Wednesday, May 21, 2008
• The best is yet to be.... - Thursday, May 15, 2008
• 2 Cronicas 12:13-15 - Monday, May 05, 2008
• Preparing our hearts to do good - Monday, May 05, 2008
• San Juan 3:30 - Friday, May 02, 2008
• Learning to Walk in Humility - Thursday, May 01, 2008
• San Mateo 24:4-5 - Thursday, April 24, 2008
• Which Jesus Must We Believe In? - Thursday, April 24, 2008
• Efesios 2:8-10 - Friday, April 18, 2008
• It's All About Grace! - Thursday, April 17, 2008
• Jeremias 33:3 - Thursday, April 10, 2008
• Hearing from God - Thursday, April 10, 2008
• 2 Reyes 3:11 - Friday, April 04, 2008
• Earthly Rewards...or the Applause of Heaven? - Thursday, April 03, 2008
• San Juan 14:1,2,3 - Monday, March 31, 2008
• Homesick? - Monday, March 24, 2008
• San Mateo 28:6 - Friday, March 21, 2008
• Because He Lives! - Thursday, March 20, 2008
• San Mateo 21:9 - Thursday, March 13, 2008
• Final Days and Final Words - Thursday, March 13, 2008
• 2 Samuel 22:20 en Espanol - Thursday, March 06, 2008
• He Delights in Us! - Thursday, March 06, 2008
• Efesios 4:15 - Friday, February 29, 2008
• Speaking the Truth in Love - Thursday, February 28, 2008
• San Marcos 8:36 - Friday, February 22, 2008
• Cemeteries and Perspective - Thursday, February 21, 2008
• San Juan 3:16 - Friday, February 15, 2008
• For God so loved...that He gave... - Thursday, February 14, 2008
• There Comes a Knowing... - Thursday, February 07, 2008
• Jueces 5:2; 17:6 - Friday, February 01, 2008
• Recipe for Victory...or Defeat? - Thursday, January 31, 2008
• Salmos 139:23-24 - Thursday, January 24, 2008
• Searching and Changing - Thursday, January 24, 2008
• Let the Light Shine (Spanish) - Thursday, January 17, 2008
• Let the Light shine! - Thursday, January 17, 2008
• Hebreos 9:27-28) - Thursday, January 10, 2008
•  Are you ready? - Thursday, January 10, 2008  
• San Mateo 7:18, 20 - Friday, January 04, 2008
• If you were arrested for being a Christian... - Thursday, January 03, 2008
• olvidando ciertamente lo que queda atrás - Tuesday, December 25, 2007
• Happy New Year--a few days early... - Monday, December 24, 2007
• Porque Tú no quieres sacrificio - Thursday, December 20, 2007
• Christmas and the Cross - Thursday, December 20, 2007
• Christmas devotional in Spanish - Thursday, December 13, 2007
• A special Christmas devotional - Thursday, December 13, 2007
• John 21:20 devotional in Spanish - Thursday, December 06, 2007
• Resolving the Worldwide Identity Crisis - Wednesday, December 05, 2007
• Ora a Tu Padre - Friday, November 30, 2007
• Jesus Called Him "Abba Father" - Thursday, November 29, 2007
• Thanksgiving post in Spanish - Thursday, November 22, 2007
• Expressing Gratitude to the Giver of All Gifts - Wednesday, November 21, 2007
• Previous blog entry translated into Spanish - Tuesday, November 20, 2007
• Working and Resting - Tuesday, November 20, 2007


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