Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Judge of the Living and the Dead

I Peter 4:3-5
You have already spent enough time in doing what the Gentiles like to do, living in licentiousness, passions, drunkenness, revels, carousing, and lawless idolatry. They are surprised that you no longer join them in the same excesses of dissipation, and so they blaspheme. But they will have to give an accounting to him who stands ready to judge the living and the dead.

too much time is spent
in wasteful living...
excesses of wasted excesses...
And, Lord,
I'm not pointing my finger at others.
I waste the gifts you give me:
my time in idleness,
my breath in unhelpful talk,
my energy in worry,
my dreams in wishful thinking,
my power in defeated living...

Just as the lawless
will giving an accounting
to Jesus the judge
of the living and the dead,
so will I.

In what ways did I use
my God given gifts
for God's glory
in this day,
in this week,
in this lifetime?

help me be
a good steward
of your gifts.

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