Are you ready today?

Gail Malick

I read a devotion recently which caused me to ponder my response to the presented question. Are you ready today?Ready for what, you may ask. Are you ready for this to be your last day on earth? In other words, where will you spend eternity which is determined by your heart's condition when you die?The reading mentioned Enoch, a prophet of God, who pleased God and was ready at a moment's notice for his "promotion" to heaven. He went with joy knowing he had followed God's commands in his life. He was not ashamed, nor needed to make amends to anyone.But is that true in my life? If this was my last day on earth, would I be hustling around asking for forgiveness from friends and/or family for past offenses I had committed and did not confess? Would I search my heart for any secret sins which I tried to hide from mankind, but not from God? Would I confess any such sins? Is there anyone I need to tell "I love you" to because I hadn't done that in a long time? Maybe I held tightly to a possession which won't do me any good after I'm gone from this earth. Do I give it away freely? How ready am I to meet my Lord and Savior and Almighty God?These were the questions which caused me to ponder after reading the devotion. God brought to mind some areas which I need to attend to as I do not know the day or hour of my own promotion. Today may be the day. Or I may have many more todays before God calls me home. Regardless, I am spurred on to live each day as if it is my last one so I can have a pure heart whenever "that day" does arrive.What about you? If your life was to end today, would you be ready? Are there people to connect with for forgiveness or to reaffirm your love for them? Do you carry hidden sins which need to be confessed? Have you fulfilled your obligations? Did you give away that tangible item which you can't take with you?Consider your readiness along with me that we may be ready at ANY moment for our final breath. Are you ready today?Gail loves the Lord most of all. She delights in her calling to be a wife to Ed Malick and a mother to seven children ages 23 to 40 and grandmother of sixteen. Ed is sixth generation on the homestead family farm in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan.