This past Sunday the man who gave the lesson at the church I attend talked about the coming of Christ and how we should act. We have often heard the statements "Treat others as you want to be treated" and "What Would Jesus Do (WWJD)." Well here are some other ones to think about.
Act as if Jesus were returning in an hour. Jesus himself says that only God knows when the Son will return. Matthew 25:13 "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour." So I encourage you act as if Jesus were returning in any second because he very well may! I for one look forward to that day! Also act as if Jesus were sitting right next to you. Think about it--the Holy Spirit lives inside us. I know that if I will just wait for a minute before doing something or saying something rash I will often not do it. Last week Kat did a post on the taming of the tongue. Something that helps with keeping my tongue under control is acting as if the person across from me were Jesus! You will be surprised what will and what won't come out of your mouth! If you have a problem controlling your actions just ask Jesus! I encourage you to always be ready for his coming! Read Matthew 25, which is the parables about the Ten Virgins and the Parable of the Talents, and 1 Thessalonians chapters 4-5.