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“And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds” (Revelation 20:12).

The dead.  Or, at least from our perspective, the ones we would say were once dead.  Everyone is resurrected.  Everyone will stand before the throne.  Who you are is reflected in how you live.  Your deeds demonstrate, in part, what is going on inside of you.  Are your deeds written in the book of life, or in the rebellion of death.  Yes, we all have deeds worthy of death, but are you striving to walk in the light of Christ?

Lord, I would not be reading this devotion, nor praying, if I were not seeking You.  Lead me in the assurance of faith so that I may humbly walk in Your righteousness.  Not that I am righteous, but You are, and You have promised to clothe me with Your righteousness.  You have said that You grace is sufficient.  Guide me, Lord, so that I may live into this new life that You have given me in Your salvation.

Come, Holy Spirit, and prepare me to stand before Jesus on the final day.  Bend my heart so that it is inclined to You.  Bend my ear so that it hears as You speak.  Clear my eyes so that I see what I need to see.  My journey here is not complete until it is finished.  Lead me in the way You know I need to go and give me willing feet to follow where you lead.  Thank You for being me into Your grace and leading me.  Amen.