The Judgement Seat

I dreamed I stood before You, Lord
at Your final judgement seat.
Thankful at last, to ‘see’ You.
That in the flesh, We two could meet.
You welcomed me, with open arms.
Your eyes showed, love for me.
Then a panorama of my life
was opened up for me to see.
I had thought; I’d lived my life for You.
I saw moments in time, when I had.
But the little things, where I failed You
grieved my soul and made You sad.
Like the Lady at the grocery store.
She seemed in such a hurry.
I failed to speak to her, of You.
Recalled grace tho’t, ‘not to worry’.
That time You said, ‘Give to that need.’
I thought ,’I must pay my bill.’
The offering basket passed me by.
As I by-passed, Your will.
Once You told me,’Step out on faith.’
I did not ‘feel’,, I could.
Another heard and answered You.
They just believed they should.
Before You as I watched the scene’s
of service, I had missed.
I recalled the many, many times
I thought your feet, I’d kissed.
I realised how distant from You
In life, I ‘d truly been.
Counting always on the promise,
that You call me friend.
I knew then the full reality
of a man’s works, being burned.
I wished this truth in life
I may have instead, learned.
For one look of disappointment,
coming from Your eye’s of grace,
is all it takes to make us wish,
our lives we could retrace.
‘Saved, but as tho by fire’,
words the Apostle told.
I woke with these words in my heart,
that this message could un-fold.
c.d.m. 5-23-11

My grand-daughter Paige,recently had a dream concerning this. I have always taught her to come to me, and we pray,for understanding,and wisdom. The Lord speaks quite often,to us [all] in dreams,and reveals Himself to us in night-visions. Job 33;14-16
It is up to us to seek out the wisdom, He offers.

As Paige recounted the dream to me, she began to weep. I prayed with her, as she began to tell me ‘she didn’t feel she was good enough’.That she feared the coming of the Lord, that she would not measure up. I began to go over scripture with her, telling her again, ‘it is not by our righteousness, that we are excepted, but because of his righteousness. She has heard this, but like us all ,she sometimes needs reassured, or re-established, in the word of faith. That we are ‘excepted, in the Beloved’.

In today’s world, of ‘greasy grace and or legalism’, it is difficult for adult mature Christians. How much more for young tender hearts. God how the church needs to be established in, and on the word of Truth.

When I think of the end, the return of the Lord, the ‘rapture’, the judgement seat, I have a sense of excitement and great joy. I am so convinced of my salvation through, the shed blood of Jesus, and because of the Agape love of the Father, that I don’t fear His coming.

How did I get to that place you may ask? Through all the ‘failures’ of 41 years of salvation. If there is a way to mess up, I have done it. The one constant, in my life has been, the mercy and the grace of the Lord. Each time I have fallen, He has picked me up, and set my feet back on the path. I have watched His abundant mercy, with family, dealing with them, ‘wooing’ them, and saving each one of them, before they leave this realm. I trust His heart of love.

The only ‘draw-back’ in my mind, concerning his coming, is I believe,we will see our lives. What they have been, and what they could have been. I know there will be a vast gulf, between those two views, in my case. I long to shorten that distance,in the time I have left. Selah.

About Cheryl

I'm from W.Va. living in Ohio.I have been married 43 yrs, with 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren Live on a small farm, and have been an ordained minister since 1984.My husband and I both work, he in a factory, and I as a private care-giver. Moved around a lot in my younger yrs. have been planted here 42yrs. Love the Lord, my family, my country and my life. Glad to meet you.
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3 Responses to The Judgement Seat

  1. Mike Jones says:

    Nice poem Cheryl. I enjoy writing them myself. I’ll have to take a look at some of your others.

  2. Cindy Hanson says:

    I just happen to love good poetry… and this is good… this is the first time I’ve been over here, Cheryl, thank you to Larry. thank YOU for this!

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