Take a look at James 4:14. What a profound question in the heart of that verse…”What is Your Life?”. James decides to answer the question with a reference to the brevity of life. But the question got me thinking. At the end of my life as my life flashes before my eyes, how will I answer that question? Even in my 30’s, reviewing the slide show of my life in my mind brings numerous emotions to the surface such as joy, excitement, wonder, curiosity, fear, grief, triumph, sadness, bewilderment (junior high days), pride, thankfulness…you get the idea.
But as I keep going back to that daunting question, “What is Your Life?”, it is not easy finding a defining moment or answer for that question. That is, until you take a deeper, more spiritual look at your life. What determines a successful life is not necessarily the moments you had on earth, but what was done for eternity. The little girl I sat with on the steps of a Backyard Bible Club and led to the Savior, the moments of reading God’s Word to my kids, or the acts for others that were purely motivated to simply share the love of Jesus…these are the moments that determine my life.
I encourage you to take a look at this video, and through the tears that will probably form in your eyes, think about your life in rewind. When your eyes close in this life, will they open to an eternity in paradise? The only way to know for sure is to ask God to forgive your sins, and put your eternal destiny in God’s hands, and trust Him with your life. For more information go here, or watch this video, listen to my sermon from yesterday, or comment below.