Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 6/6/2022

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by Jim Hughes

CrossMatt. 24:42 “So be prepared, because you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.”

Are you ready for the Lord to come back? If He were to come today, do you know that you would be among those who would go to heaven with Him? Is there any doubt whatsoever in your mind about your readiness? If there is, you need to get things settled with God right now. You know whether or not there is unconfessed sin in your heart or mind. You know whether or not you have given the Lord the best of your heart or the leftovers. You know whether or not you have obeyed His Word to the best of your ability or not. You know whether or not Jesus is your first love and what you have done to show your love for Him. You know what you are doing to stay prepared for His coming. Are you ready?

Part of being ready is serving. The Lord commands us to live to serve. We are to invest our lives into others to help whomever we can to be ready, too. Are you doing that?

Are you growing in Christ by spending daily time in His Word and fellowship? Would you welcome His coming with great joy if it were to be today? It could be today. No one has a guarantee of another day on earth. Jesus may come for you today. If you are ready, the mere thought that it could be today should excite you. It should be what you are living and hoping for. If you hope He doesn’t come today because you know that you might not go with Him to heaven, then today is the day you must get things right with Him. Tomorrow might not ever come for you. Do it now while you can.

Don’t let the Lord’s coming catch you off guard. Stay alert and stay ready at all times

About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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