The Pursuit of Maturity

I wrote yesterday that a strong motivation to press on toward a Christ like life was the promise that God would bless us in this life. Those blessings are great joy in spite of circumstances, His strength to bear up under anything, His wisdom so that we can solve any problem, healthy and strong relationships, and many open doors and opportunities to do something with our life that matters for all eternity. The more like Christ we become the more each of those blessings grows in our life. That really does motivate me, but a greater motivation to work very hard at becoming more and more the kind of person God wants me to become is the “Judgment Seat of Christ”.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

The rewards that we receive from Jesus at the end of our life for what we have done in this life are amazing and eternal. The knowledge of them is supposed to motivate us. I think about that event all the time;I imagine what Jesus will look like, what He will sound like and what I will feel when He says, “ well done, good and faithful servant”!

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