The Well Done:

Every time I hear Michael Bolton’s song, Go The Distance, I think of the time when all those who follow Christ will stand in His presence. We will be there waiting to hear those awesome words, “Well Done, You’ve been a good steward.” I think I mentioned this same idea — other music — a while back in a post. Then I talked about music by E.S. Posthumas and the vision of our whole family — all ten of us — walking out of the mist to meet Jesus face-to-face and as a family receiving the “Well Done.” So read through the lyrics below — even better go to iTunes and down load the song and listen to it while you read through the lyrics. Not every phrase fits, but a lot of it does.

Go the Distance

I have often dreamed
Of a far off place
Where a hero’s welcome
Would be waiting for me
Where the crowds will cheer
When they see my face
And a voice keeps saying
This is where I’m meant to be

I’ll be there someday
I can go the distance
I will find my way
If I can be strong
I know ev’ry mile
Will be worth my while
When I go the distance
I’ll be right where I belong

Down an unknown road
To embrace my fate
Though the road may wander
It will lead me to you
And a thousand years
Would be worth the wait
It may take a lifetime
But somehow I’ll see it through

And I won’t look back
I can go the distance
And I’ll stay on track
No I won’t accept defeat
It’s an uphill slope
But I won’t lose hope
Till I go the distance
And my journey is complete

But to look beyond the glory is the hardest part
For a hero’s strength is measured by his heart

Like a shooting star
I can go the distance
I will search the world
I will face its harms
I don’t care how far
I can go the distance
TillI find my hero’s welcome
Waiting in your arms…

I will search the world
I will face its harms
TillI find my hero’s welcome
Waiting in your arms…

Have you thought about the “Well Done?” Are you looking forward to that time when you stand before Jesus?

I’ve thought of martyrs of the faith in my time:

  • Dr. Paul Carlson
  • Jim Elliot
  • Ed McCulley
  • Peter Fleming
  • Roger Youdarian
  • Nate Saint
  • Countless Others

Think of the welcome they received when they arrived in heaven.

What will your welcome be like?

It really is all about leadership. How do we lead our own lives. How do we let Jesus lead us? Spend time today thinking about it.

That’s this leader’s view.

Blessings,

Dave

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3 responses to “The Well Done:

  1. Well done! The bible says, they that endure to the end shall be saved. “Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”

    • Thank you for your comments Simon. I’m not sure I believe your comment about “The Bible says, they that endure to the end shall be saved.” Can you give me chapter & verse for that. I know a number a believers who did not endure to the end that I think will be in heaven and there is ample biblical evidence for that viewpoint.
      Thanks so much,
      Dave

  2. Dave, I was so encouraged by this blog posting! Very well written and I loved how you tied in the Michael Bolton song lyrics to your beautiful writing!

    This is a topic that I think about so much. Borderline obsessive! I look so forward to the day when I get to see Jesus face to face and I often wonder if I will be so overwhelmed with love and awe that I will not even be able to think of anything else! I love to encourage and be encouraged by others in my walk with Him. But to stand in the presence of Jesus Himself and here Him say “Well done” makes my heart just want to beat right out of my chest! To know that He was pleased with this existence, and to know that I have followed the Spirit’s guidance in the days He has blessed me with, is the ultimate joy!

    Dave, YOU are making an investment into the things that will outlive your life. You are building upon a legacy that God will continue to use and I am so encouraged and so grateful that God has allowed me the chance to cross paths with you.

    I so appreciate you sharing these words today. Blessings to you, my friend!

    John

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