Ready

“It’s a wonderful thing to be ready.”

I heard those words spoken by a pastor yesterday, during the funeral of a wonderful 78 year old believer.

It struck a thought in me.

As believers we spend most of our lives pursuing the presence of God, essentially inviting His presence into our lives every day. Once we finally take in our last breath, we cross over from our world into His and get to receive everything all at once that we spent a lifetime pursuing. His presence. Now instead of us needing to invite Him into our lives, He welcomes us into His forever.

The point being this, what we spend our entire life pursuing we get to receive all at once. If we’re ready.

I ask myself these questions:

What am I pursuing?

Is what I’m pursuing going to make me ready to be in His presence?

We’ll all leave this life at some point, some will be ready, some will not. The pursuit of His presence is what makes us ready. Knowing Jesus and His love is what makes us ready.

“It’s a wonderful thing to be ready.”

Yes, yes it is.

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