As one who has, and is, continuously examining the profession of the faith that I claim, many things it seems the Lord has brought before me. Although perfection cannot be attained this side of eternity, this does not remove us from striving forward. For yet again, the Lord has reminded me, it’s not too late. I know how I must respond, but how will you respond to the thought below?
I wonder if at the Judgment Seat of Christ, when all of our “careless words” (Matthew 12:36) are judged, I wonder if He will say,
“You logged in an average of 14 hours (2 hrs/day) of Facebook and searching the web a week, totaling 21,840 hours in the last 30 years of your life. Yet, in prayer you averaged 35 minutes per week, most of which was not in seeking Me but your own desires, totaling only 910 hours. You read your Bible, my inspired Word, maybe once a week for 32 minutes and half-listened to a powerless message for 28 minutes once a week, grand combine total of 1,560 hours. Of course this is not to mention all the hours on the Television and the numerous times a day you checked your phone for text or other notifications. It appears that you were “too busy” liking your friend’s, people you have not verbally talked to for decades, political statements rather than understanding the parable that I gave regarding the talents in Matthew 25:14-30. For even the wicked servant (25:24-30) gave back to the Master the one talent that was His. You have literally given your talent straight to the deception of Satan.”
If you and I still have a heartbeat, a breath to take in, and can make a cognitive willful decision, then it is not too late – we can still change our situation and cast our addictions to the wayside.
“Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.”
“You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.”
Jeremy B. Strang – Christian. Husband. Father. Author.
Author of the new book, Stay In The Boat: When Perception Begs Our Abandonment and others.