For actors in live plays either locally or on the Broadway or Off Broadway, stage reviews from critics can make a performance or break it. Likewise for a Hollywood movie if a critic happens to not like the movie, even if you thought it was wonderful, that too can kill it at the box office.
Let's see, if we had a review of our life would it be a good one bringing glory to God or just so so? Do you attract or repel people away? Do the things you say and do bring honor and glory to God or do you wish you could take them back? Have you acted foolishly and then are very ashamed of yourself? Are you salt and light or are you hot sauce and darkness?
There will come a time when this life on Earth will be over. Romans 14:12(NIV) says 'It is written: "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'" In the military they have this ceremony called "Pass and Review" where units will be marching and pass the General's location so he or she can review them. We as believers should always be ready to "pass and review" past God because in fact He knows all you do anyway. Do you suppose right now He is pleased with your life or sad that you have either forgotten Him or strayed from the faith? Maybe you are away from the Lord right now believing lies of the enemy. You may in fact be deceived and not even realize it. There may be some of you reading this having family members who have gone astray but you continue to pray that they will be back one day. Keep believing and keep praying. There is always hope!
You will always be a better person if you put Jesus first and live for Him. This is not to say struggles will not come but it is how you handle these hard times that count. You go through trials to make you stronger.
If Jesus were to come back today would He be able to say "well done thy good and faithful servant"(Matthew 25:21)?
PRAYER: Lord I want to be your servant. Sometimes I just serve myself. I know we do not get into heaven by our good works like some churches may teach but it is because of a heart change and asking you to be Lord and Savior. Even sometimes when I know what to do I do otherwise Lord and for that I ask your forgiveness. I ask you to be Lord of my life. In Jesus' name. Amen.