When your life is on display, will you make the cut?
That was the closing statement from our post last week. The statement makes me think about the process of making a movie; so many scenes don’t make the cut and the parts that make it are totally up to the Movie Director . Every scene has to have the right magic in it to make the movie. Movie producers spend so many hours on location recording multiple takes that then need to be shrunk into 60-90 minutes of playtime.
Thankfully the Director of our life’s movie is pretty clear on what needs to be displayed to make the cut. “If you love me, obey my commandments.” John 14:15 NLT
We make the cut by loving Him, we show we love Him by keeping His commandments, and we know His commandments, by reading our Bible.
When my life is on display, let it be seen that I loved Him
We have often imagined what judgement day would be like, our home group talks about this a lot. Will it be a private viewing of your life like a VIP movie screening between you and God? Or will it be a public viewing with a giant screen so that everyone can witness it? I shudder as I think of this as an option. Whatever it is, a part of me feels like the parts of our life that we are not pleased with will be replaced by an image of the blood if we repent of our sins (Mercy!). The blood will signify that an exchange took place, and the old version of you is no longer remembered. The blood will be Jesus’s way of saying to the Father, we spoke about this and I explained to you how sorry she is and you had mercy.
“I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again. Isaiah 43:25 NLT
When my life is on display, let it be seen that I repented of all my sins
Somedays I feel like I will cry at my life’s screening because they may be turns that I took that made me spend forty years getting to the promised land like the Israelites instead of 40days. Could I have done more or less, said more or less, I wonder! What will it feel like to see the consequences of my inaction? But I am comforted by the scripture that says – “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” Revelation 21:4 NLT
I know that God can navigate my life and use even my mistakes for His glory.
When my life is on display, let it be seen that I lived a surrendered life
The Psalmist puts it this way – “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.”
Psalm 19:14 KJV
Finally, when my life is on display, let it be seen that I am accepted.
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