Dear Heavenly Father
As I pray with and on behalf of those who read and share these writings. The question about what happens when we die has crossed all of our minds.
We know that death happens to everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion, or status.
Death is the unconquerable foe that has taken over the likes of Alexander the Great, Marylyn Monroe, John Kennedy, Maya Angelou and Ray Charles.
And death will take you and me.
Dear Heavenly Father as I rise this morning never knowing that this day will be my last. I simply take comfort in serving you because the promise of Jesus when he says, in John 11:25 “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.”
So today Heavenly Father in everything I do and everything I say I will live. I will live for you and die with you. For as 1 Corinthians 15:51-54 tells us the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised.
It is in the name of the resurrected Jesus we pray, Amen, Amen, and Amen.
The certainty of life is that death will occur. “Man that is born of a of woman is of few days and full of trouble.” Job 14: (NKJV)
Recently, I was speaking with a person who writes obituaries typically, she has about a thousand words to sum up a lifetime of accomplishments, schooling and family. With the average U.S. life expediency of 78.2 years how can one thousand words accurately describe the 28,470 days of our lives.
‘Well done, my good and faithful servant” Matthew 25:21 (NIV) are the words that we as Christians are striving to have as our epitaph. However, because we all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory we will never be described as a good and faithful servant who has done well; unless we turn our lives over to God.
Our relationship with God is a lifelong adventure in learning His ways, keeping His commandants, and loving His children. 1st Peter 5:6-7 provides a guidepost for this relationship as we learn to trust Him, love Him and submit to His timeless will: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
- God cares for you in the high times of our lives.
- God cares for you in the most difficult times of our lives.
- And God cares for you when this life is over and rewards us for our faithfulness with everlasting life.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
The certainty of life is that death will occur however, God has made certain that death is not the end. All we have to we have to do is to believe.
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Marben Bland is a business strategist, professional speaker and writer. Specializing in assisting businesses with the acquisition of human and financial capital along with the strategies required to succeed in the marketplace.