When Jesus left this earth, He promised that He would return one day and take us to live with Him in His heavenly Kingdom. We are living now in the Church Age, and regardless of what you believe about specific eschatology of the end times, all Christians can agree that Christ is coming back and we are called to be ready and walking the straight and narrow path so that He may tell us "well done, good and faithful, servant" on that glorious day when we meet Him face to face.
Here are eight things you can do as you seek to cultivate a life centered on Christ, eagerly awaiting His return.
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Cultivating a vibrant prayer life is a foundational goal of the Christian life, but even more necessary in being ready to meet Jesus face to face. Someone once compared prayer to a phone conversation with God in which the line is always open and the phone is never hung up--you can always pick up the phone and talk to your Heavenly Father. This is the kind of relationship with Jesus that Scripture encourages us to have, and if we do, we will likely be ready to meet Him whenever He returns or takes us home to be with Him.
"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people" (Ephesians 6:18).
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