Word For You

Be ready

04 May 2019
‘Always be ready, because you don’t know the day your Lord will come.’

Jesus is coming again. We don’t know when, but we do know it will happen. We’re told that ‘no one knows when that day or time will be, not the angels in heaven, not even the Son’ (v.36 NCV). Only God knows when that time will be. And when He comes again, we will all face judgement. Are we ready for that? When we look at our lives right now, what would Jesus say if He came back? Would He approve of what we’re doing, or would He be disappointed with the things we’re choosing to do, or not to do. The Bible warns us to ‘always be ready, because you don’t know the day your Lord will come.’ Always being ready seems like a massive challenge, but a great way to think about it is by imagining throughout the day that Jesus was about to turn up at our door – would we be comfortable to welcome Him in and show Him what we’re doing? Would we want Him to experience how we’re living? If our answer is ‘no’, then we know we’re not ready for His return. In Hebrews 9 it says: ‘So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him’ (v.28 ESV). Are we ‘eagerly waiting for him’? Or are we too busy and focused on other things? Have our problems stopped us from thinking about our eternity? Today, let’s commit ourselves to being ready for Jesus’ return. Let’s eagerly await His return.

 

What Now?

At various points throughout the day, stop and ask yourself ‘would Jesus approve of how I’m living right now’? If the answer is no, try and make a change to what you’re doing.

Sign up to get your copy delivered

The UCB Word For You

Read More

23rd May 2019
23rd May 2019
22nd May 2019
21st May 2019
20th May 2019
15th May 2019
14th May 2019
13th May 2019
12th May 2019
11th May 2019
10th May 2019
09th May 2019
08th May 2019
07th May 2019
06th May 2019
05th May 2019
04th May 2019
03rd May 2019
02nd May 2019
01st May 2019
30th Apr 2019

 

 

Articles

Meet: Rend Collective
There is Hope
Meet: Elevation Worship

 

Social Media