So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

Romans 14:12

Perhaps a somewhat sobering reminder that we all will face an assessment before the Lord as to how we’ve lived our lives as disciples. It’s not with the intent of the Lord giving us a ticking off for any failures, but because he longs to reward us for lives of obedient and faithful service that have honoured him (Rev.22:12).
Surely then we will want to aspire to make that meeting as joyful and rewarding as possible – for the Lord and for us – by ensuring that we live lives of faithfulness and effective service here and now!

Daily Reading: Nehemiah 13