Oh Lord, thank You for this life. I know that I have lived many years already and my life could soon be over. I cannot count the days of my life that are left, but only You can. All I know is that they are numbered, just like everyone else’s. And just as Job suffered and thought about his own death, I do the same. Even now my throat is killing me because of the congestion buildup, which I know You can still heal me. However, if it is not my time to be healed, then I also understand. No matter when You take me, oh Lord, will I be ready. If I die after suffering in pain, I will be ready to receive You. If I die in my old age, while I am sleeping, I will be ready. My life is dedicated to serving You and doing Your will. If I am blessed with many more days to do this, I will be glad. And if I don’t have this chance, I will be glad also. For the day I take my last breath, will I enter Paradise and await my time for judgment. I will cherish the day that I will soon see You, my Lord, and Savior. Nothing in this life has meaning without You in it. Therefore, it will be a blessed time to spend with You for all eternity in heaven one day. Until then, Lord, be with me and my family all mine and their days. Help me to continue raising my children up to follow You. I can’t wait for the day that they give their lives to You also for salvation. I Love You, Jesus. I give You praise and glory, this day and forever. Amen.
Job 14:1-5 (KJV)
1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.
2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
3 And doth thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?
4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.
5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
In death, our bodies will not rise until the day of our resurrection, while our spirits will wait for the judgment seat of Christ.