Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Who Do You Follow?

Everyone follows someone. Some follow their own internal sense of light, others follow their Imams or their Guru or their Rabbi or some other kind of Spiritual leader who claims to have the answer and be the way and the truth.

As for me, I'm a follower of Jesus and I'm not shy about it nor am I shy about living on purpose, wanting to leave a legacy that matters and living this life as if it were a training ground for the next.
To me, this life is about character over convenience and it's about overcoming hard life obstacles (and not becoming bitter) and it's about making shame work for you rather than coming under it.
To me, this life is about dealing with anger, hurt, expectations, learning to love people and become a better and wiser woman from it. To me it's about living with the grid of a personal, unique life purpose that God's given every human being.

To me, this life is about me - daily, picking up my cross, denying myself and following Him who I trust is the Truth.
I think about getting reward on That Day and I think about what it means to store up treasures there.

Here's what else I think:

The Ultimate Purpose for Living
(According to the Holy Book here: John 17:3 & Romans 8:29 - 31)

Many people often go through live without ever thinking that they will give an account of their lives one day.

That Day
is known as the Bema Seat or the Judgment Seat of Reward. It’s the day where the “whole” of our life—and the motives will be revealed. We will answer for what we did with our life.

The Apostle Paul was passionate about it. He lived his life and did what he did—all in light of That Day.

In the Holy Book - read 2 Corinthians 5:7—11.

Understanding and Living with the End in Mind—The Bema Seat

Many precious people have no clue about the Bema Seat or what the Judgment Seat of Christ is all about.

Erwin Lutzer’s book Your Eternal Reward gives a clear explanation. He says . . . the purpose of the judgment seat of Christ is to properly evaluate us, to grade us so that our position in the coming kingdom is made clear. This life is really like a college-entrance exam that helps us know where we will be slotted in the kingdom of the coming King.

This judgment is not a declaration of gloom, but an assessment of worth, with the assignment of rewards to those who because of their faithfulness deserve them and a loss or withholding of rewards in the case of those who do not deserve them.

This post is updated from a previous one from 2007

Who do you follow? Do you know that Muslims, Jews & Christians all understand that there is a day of Judgment? What do you think about a Judgment day?

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