Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

Name:
Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

If # 5

Hi guys---Trey gave me an idea on one of his comments a few days ago. So here is the new, questions--hopefully it will be thought provoking and generate some discussion.


If . . . you were told by God that the end of the world was exactly one week from this moment, what would you spend the next week doing?


Look forward to your comments,

Peace
neva

29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would do everything in my power to share the Lord with as many as possible. One week is not enough.

Dean

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a very difficult question. So many members of my own family are lost--I would spend as much time praying and teaching as I could hoping they would accept the Lord. It would become much more urgent.

I will think about this more andbe back.
Dan

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont you know you'd have to do some soul-searching and see if you are really really ready? Wouldn't you? I think I would do that all the while encouraging those I know to do the same.

Good question
Pat

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't like this question.
i don't like how it makes me feel
i don't like what it makes me think
i don't like what i see.
i dont like this question

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess I have a different take on this question than other commenters. My first thought is that I would celebrate. I know my salvation is secure. I know my children are young and would be welcomed to heaven and my dear sweet mother who lived her entire life as a christian and now is suffering so with alzheimers would be relieved.

Carol

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Monalea said...

I would take my Bible in hand and go door to door and teach Christ.

Wonder why I don't do it now?

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In one week you will find that this life was never an "i" forum but a God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Praise God "He" was willing to face things He didn't like.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Neva said...

Monalea,
Can I just tell you how much I love you and what an honor it is to be your sister?

Peace,
Neva

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Neva
I would have so many mixed emotions. I am tired of being sick, of missing church because of my illness. I am tired of being unable to be with my brothers and sisters, to help others and lead them to the Lord. And yet I know there are so many lost that are still lost. But, if the Lord is ready to come back He must know there hearts are so hardened that they will never repent.
Good question
Yvonne

12:14 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

NEVA!
What a question! How dare you poke us in the spiritual ribs!! In the USofA it's unconstitutional to require one to self-incriminate. Does that apply to God's Kingdom too? :P

Really any answer given will be a finger poked in one's own conscience's eye.

My first thought was I'd want to round up all my beloved family and friends, having us together, holding hands, praising Him as we watch for Him.

Then I read other comments and like Dan and others, I probably should want more to go door to door, or out on the street corner, Bible in hand, letting 'em know, He's coming again and we only have a few days for you to make your commitment and accept Him.

But then, I'd also want to say that last goodbye - to His beauty in this earth and sky, giving Him thanks for all the beauty He has placed in my life through family and friends, through church families and teachers.
Also a grateful and defiant goodbye to sickness, death, to the ugliness Satan through man has brought to this earth.

I'd hope to claim the seventh blessing in Revelation for every living human being,
Rev. 22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of Life and may go through the gates to the City! >

I'd want to dance in the streets, not sleep one moment away, declare Him, hug my loved ones, hug everyone and that last day, watch the heavens for the cloud carrying Him - listen for the trumpet call - and be ready to fall at His feet.

Oh dear, you've really prodded my imagination, Neva, but guess I should stop there.

Joy
Anticipation
Desperation for the lost
Unity and hugs with loved ones
Dancing
Worship


Guess at least that's part of what might happen.

12:58 PM  
Blogger The Preacher's Household: said...

Honestly, my first thoughts were of going sky diving. I would tell the ones I love to stop waiting and get right quickly because they already know about Christ. I would also hunt down people that meant something to me in my past and make sure they were in Christ.
Kathy

12:59 PM  
Blogger The Preacher's Household: said...

I too am torn by this post. I would eat out all our meals and not worry about the house. I would leave northwest Oklahoma and go to a large metropolitan area. I would spend some time with family and friends and be more pointed about questions of salvation with everyone I come in cantact with.

The question was asked, why don't I do this now? It is different. Maybe it shouuldn't be in your mind but it is. I have to budget and pay bills. There is care to be taken of many things. I have to be concerned about sowing deeper seed and not just scatter henny-penny. If the world were ending in a week If they didn't accept than there would be plenty of other people who might.

I understand this kind of thinking and there are those who have an evangelistic zeal that thinks very short burst. I remember hearing comments from more than one person like, 'why should a person get the opportunity to hear the gospel more than once whne there are so many who have never heard it once'? I don't fault this thinking but in the world I live in you have to try to clear the field of weeds and stones and ... to cultivate, water, fertilize... So that there might be a crop.

Thew large metro are is to reach as many as possible.

My family is the most important group of people to reach out to so I would want to care for their salvation issues first.

Very thought provoking,
James

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Tim Archer said...

Evangelism definitely has to be at the top of the list. And then the question fits, why isn't it now?

Grace and peace,
Tim

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be honest. I would be terrified, praying and hoping that what I have been doing are the right things, praying and hoping I did all I could. I would be so afraid.


Karli

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also think it is a hard question. I don't know what I would do. I know I sing songs about wanting him to come quickly. But, I am not sure I want that to come about. It is sort of scary. I believe I would spend the time in self-examination, sharing the Lord and getting ready. I don't mind the self incrimination sometimes I need something to wake me up and get me on track

Eileen

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neva,
this one isn't as easy at the pope one.

The first thing I would do is make things right with everyone. I would not want to leave this life with hard feelings, Maybe the end of my world is not the same as the end of the world but thats my view anyway,

Lyndsay

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who knows? I would hope to be noble like the other commenters and go evangelize, I think I would do some real intraspection. I would hope to do what pleased Him most. If He told me, I think I would try to ask Him what He wanted me to do, what was most important for the last week?

Jean

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Monalea said...

Neva,
Thank you for your kind words.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like all the comments before, well at least most of them. :) I think we should live like it is the last week of the world, evangelize, reflect, repent and enjoy.

Linda

5:12 PM  
Blogger The Preacher's Household: said...

I wish I could throw all caution to the wind. When I was single I had less responsibilities. Then I married but we were still carefree for the most part. Children came along and I have to think of so many other things. These are godly and right priorities.

Some take their kids to the mission fields over seas and we have discussed this. I am whole heartedly in support of those who feel this call doing so. I don't know that I do. On the other hand I would think of living in the middle of NYC or LA where many would not.

All this to get to my point. I thought I might stir discussion with my other comment. Is it enough to sit on our tractors and cultivate or do we need to be out plowing up more new ground? Around here most people have thier plot of ground and we are slow and methodical. Eventually it will come up for sale and maybe we'll buy it. But, it used to be people were lmore aggressive about trying to buy their neighbor's land. These people have been described to me as pushy.

On a spitual note, do we need to be pushy or methodical?

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would probably do just what I am doing but with more anticipation, Can't fool God--He knows what I do all week, all day, all year.

Carlos

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont really know. IT would be such a shock. Probably most of us would do something totally different from what we think we would do.
Jeneane

I have almost read all your posts. You are a busy girl!!
Enjoyed them.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read this post, but I don't want to answer the question. I am commenting just so you know I still love you and I am still reading.

Cathy

8:37 PM  
Blogger Bobby Cohoon said...

Evangelizing

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, I thought about it. I think I would do like Abraham and try to talk God into just a little more time--time to reach those I love, my family, friends, neighbors, etc.
I might think about it some more and be back again. haha

Dan

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh and in regard to James' comment. I think I wouldn't use valueable time travelling to a big city when I could use that travel time to preach and teach where I am. A week is only seven days.

blessings to you all
Dan

10:18 PM  
Blogger TREY MORGAN said...

I hate being last...

On the lighter side....

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I'd drink nothing but whole milk and eat nothing but Krispy Kreme donuts if I knew the Lord was coming back next week.

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Mark Wilson said...

I would be desperate, because I want to do so much and I've come such a short way in my life.

But arrogant as this may sound, I wouldn't change too much, other than phone my friends and family more. Maybe pray for people more.

Other than that, I'm doing the best I can. If I push any harder, I tend to lose a wheel or two. hehehe.

And thank you for reminding me about the prayers - it means a lot to me that someone cares.

God bless you Neva!
Mark.

1:19 AM  
Blogger Candle (C & L) said...

Wow - Great question - I'd like to say - the same as I'd do if I didn't know that -- after all I've no reason to believe I'll have a week. The Lord could come anytime. About 5 years ago a friend of mine said about work - you should approach it as if each day was your first day and each day was your last and I believe God tells us the same. I've already said why we should live like its' the last day -- and doesn't "This is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it." sound like support for living as if "today is the first day of the rest of my life."

OK so much for what I would like to be true but isn't!!

I know I would travel to visit each of my children and make an impassioned plea that they and theirs turn (more fully) to serving Jesus. I'd spend every moment I could in prayer. I'd want to tell everyone I met that Jesus loves them and he can give them hope. I'd want to spend the last few hours quietly in the arms of my beloved.

But would I really? I know I should be doing those things now --I know the urgency --My faith is strong and this could be the last day. I think the real difference is that I would stop the "first day" things and put aside(even more) the necessities of daily living-- after all why clean the house if there's no tomorrow.

Great question but "I don't like it" that much because it does feel like "poking a stick in the eyeof my conscience"

God Bless
Charlie

7:31 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home