Romans 14:12 New Living Translation (NLT)
“Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God.”
ac•count•a•ble adj. responsible to someone for one’s conduct; answerable.
We have been given such a wonderful gift. It is called life. Some embrace it and live, others neglect or abuse it and therefore waste it. What we do in this life that we have been given matters to God. He created us to worship Him and to live for Him that we might receive the multitude of blessings He provides for His creation. We so readily get drawn onto tangent paths that take us places that appear to be good, but turn out bad. We will stand before God someday. What will He say about our life? Notice I asked what He will say to us, not what will we say to Him. I truly don’t believe we will be saying anything, just listening, perhaps some of us for the first time.
On a day when we recognize and remember our Armed Forces past and present, we should also remember that we too are called to serve. We serve a merciful God. He is slow to anger and abounding in mercy. Someday we will have the privilege of standing before Him. What will He say to us? Did we stand for Him? Did we live for Him? Did we live for others or did we live our lives solely for ourselves? Simply living for oneself rather than for others can diminish a glorious life. God is watching, not to swat us into submission, but rather to protect and guide us into all truth. We should avail ourselves of all He has to offer us. We can look at His creation with new eyes and see the beauty in it, rather than the dysfunction. We are beautiful in God’s sight and a blessing to Him. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
** Thank you to all our Armed Forces past & present,
some who risked their lives
& others who paid the ultimate price
to keep America safe & free.
May God in His mercy bless America once again! **