If My Life Ends Today

I am the resurrection and the life.
Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
and everyone who lives and believes in me
shall never die.

John 11:25

Have you ever faced the possibility of dying? I have, having had cancer, twice. It really puts things into perspective. It forced me to prioritise, to realise what was really important. However, when the danger passed, I too easily became complacent again.

Wether we’re facing death or not, our lives could end at any time, and Jesus could return at any time. I would like to be able to really live each day, knowing that, if today I were to die, or Jesus were to return, I would have no regrets, and would be truly ready to meet my Lord and Saviour.

Here is a poem I wrote, pondering this very thing.

If My Life Ends Today

If my life ends today
I will not fear,
for you are in control,
and you have my life in your hands.

What is life?
What is life without you?
With you and in you
I have eternal life!

I have nothing to fear.

If my life ends today
I have one regret:
I have fallen short of your glory.

I am a sinner,
for I fail to be perfect.

I repent of all the sin in me,
sin that rears its ugly head,
desiring to consume me.

I am remorseful, ashamed,
and in need of your pardon.
With deep sorrow and a contrite heart,
I seek your forgiveness.

I throw myself upon you,
upon your mercy and love.

I forgive all those
who have caused me pain,
knowing that you have forgiven me
for causing you pain.

Without you
I would be doomed.

My hope is in you:
in your salvation…..
your forgiveness…..
and your love.

If my life ends today,
let me have no regrets.

If my life ends today,
let there be no unforgiveness
or unconfessed sin in me,
Let there be no pride in me.

Let me be fully repentant…..
and trusting in you,
my Saviour and my Lord.

Let me be completely surrendered to you.

If my life ends today,
let me be
clothed with your righteousness…..
made holy…..
without spot or blemish…..
made worthy by your sacrifice.

What is life?
What is life without you?

If my life ends today,
count me worthy
to be with you forever…..
living in eternal bliss!

Do you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour?

Do you have a personal relationship with him?

If not, do you realise your need for him?

Have you become lukewarm in your walk, and realise your need to recommit your life to Jesus?

Here is a prayer you can say.

Dear Jesus, I am a sinner, and I need you. I thank you for going to the cross to die for me, and for rising again.

I am sorry for everything I have ever done wrong, and I ask you to please wash me clean. I ask you to come into my life to be my Lord and saviour, and I surrender to You.

Please fill me with your Holy Spirit and make me whole. Help me to trust you; help me to love you; help me to live for you. Thank you Lord Jesus, Amen

Whenever we do wrong after this, we need to say we’re sorry and ask for his forgiveness. We need to ask Jesus to help us to change.

Talk to him every day, and listen to him, as he wants to talk to you!

Get a bible: I suggest you begin by reading the Gospels and the Psalms. This will help you to get to know God.

Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you.

Jesus doesn’t promise to make life perfect, in fact there may be more hardship and suffering in following him, but he does promise to give us a purpose and a future: a reason to live!

For more, see this post. 

Please let me know, in the comments below, if you have given your life to Jesus, so I can pray for you.

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