Skip to comments.The Judgment Seat of Christ (beautiful poem)
Posted on 03/10/2012 7:52:10 PM PST by RetiredArmy
The Judgment Seat of Christ
When I stand at the Judgment Seat of Christ,
And He shows me His plan for me;
The plan for my life as it might have been,
Had He had His way, and I see---
How I blocked Him here and I checked Him there;
And I would not yield my will---
Will there be grief in the Saviors eyes---
Grief, though He loves me still?
He would have made me rich, and I stand there poor,
Stripped of all but His grace,
While memory runs like a hunted thing,
Down the paths I cannot retrace,
Then my desolate heart will well nigh break,
With tears that I cannot shed;
I shall cover my face with my empty hands,
I shall there bow my uncrowned head.
Lord, of the years that are left to me,
I give them to Thy Hand;
Take me and break me, mold me to
The patter Thou hast planned.
Martha Snell Nicholson
my bad: patter should have an “n”. pattern
I’m thankful that my Judge is also my Savior.
God’s perfect plan.
Nice thought to go to bed on! Thanks!
Amen to that
God bless all
As crazy as it sounds, I believe God talked to me when I was young. Not in words you can hear, but I’m convinced he talked to me up until I was around 7 years old. I always felt he was saving me for something. I always felt He had something He planned for me that I was supposed to do for Him.
By the time I was 10 or 12, I became aware that I was consciously and intentionally choosing a different path and not the one He meant for me. Not to reject him but just out of selfishness.
I really “heard” God talk to me the way I did before I was 8 years old, with that sensation that He talked to me directly in some internal manner.
Anyway, I’ll go to my grave wondering how things would have worked out if I had made the conscious decision at that time to follow His path for me and surrender to His will.
Like all boys, I was too immature to make a commitment to something I didn’t really understand, but for the balance of my life, I’ve really felt like I let the Lord down by choosing my own way and not His, and I wish he still “talked” to me and I will always wonder how things could have been.
Now I keep begging God to just tell me what to do, but it’s not the same. He doesn’t talk to me clearly as he once did. Maybe he still does but because I turned away in selfishness, I made myself deaf to him when before I heard so much more clearly.
So knowing that, the poem posted has deep meaning for me. I wish I had heeded His call. I don’t know what that would have cost me, but I wish I had heeded his call.
All I can do is keep pleading with the Lord not to give up on me and to give me another chance to do what he wants me to do. I’m still afraid what he would ask of me and what it would cost but I know that it would be worth whatever price I had to pay.
Sorry, I meant to say that after age 7 I never again really heard God talk to me the way he did before.
In the 3rd paragraph above I wrote “I really heard” when I meant to write “I never really heard God talk to me againg the way He did before I was 8 years old...
Excellent Post! Thank you!
Just recently I noticed “we shall all ‘stand’ before the judgment seat of Christ.” (Romans 14:10)
And in 2 Corinthians 5:10: “For we must all ‘appear’ before
the judgment seat of Christ.”
“STAND” and “APPEAR” “So then everyone of us shall give an account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:12)
Freedom: My Believing Friend, just pray. Pray to God. He still listens. He still talks to all of us. I once had a person tell me that we are all here for a purpose. Maybe our ENTIRE PURPOSE of being born was to witness to ONE person for 30 seconds at a specific time in our entire life and that was it. God has a purpose for all of us. Even if we have accomplished that one purpose that God put us here for, we continue to work till His return. Keep talking to him my friend. Don’t stop. He is listening. I can guarantee you that!
Let your heart not be troubled.
He is there with you, with each of us, even when we don’t hear Him. He knows your heart. He does not want us to fear His wrath, but to rest in His Love and Peace.
If you have accepted Christ, there is nothing that can take you away from Him.
For God so LOVED the world, that He gave His only begotten Son....
Yes, the Lord is always with me, Father and Son and Spirit. I know that. They will never give up on me. They will never let me down. Problem is, I let them down and I could have really been an instrument for the Lord and I passed on it.
Thank you for your blessing and words. The Lord will never give up on me, I’m just sad I let him down.
And yes, it could be maybe somehow I did His work in just the manner you expressed, or maybe I have it ahead of me and this time I’ll accept his calling. I don’t know. Yes, I keep praying. He never stops listening and I know he would never give up on me. Never.
Just by being here and admitting your faults, you are telling others what it is truly like to carry the cross of Jesus. We are each to suffer, in our own way, but God brings us through that refining fire, to make us stronger and more holy in His sight.