Then someone commented on my friend's Facebook post, "The sad and scary truth is that we will all be shown the DVDs of our sins. I guarantee as fun as they "seemed" to be the first time around, [they] sure won't look as pretty on God's giant screen." Wow. I immediately thought of that scene in Monsters Inc. when Sully saw a video of himself scaring a child. He was shocked at how he appeared and what he was showing the world…. something completely opposite of his true self.
I feel that way. If my life where played for me on a big screen would I be shocked? I think I would be. What would I look like when I discipline my kids? What would I look like when I think I am so busy, I can't remember to send a note to a friend who has been on my mind? What would I look like when I make a choice out of convenience instead of out of pure service to another?
That comment about God's big screen hit me between the eyes. Someone is always watching me - God. He knows my motives, the thoughts running through my head. I have to say, I would not be proud to sit next to God and watch some of the things that play on my DVD.
Awhile back, I ran across a YouTube video by Francis Chan, that speaks to the idea. What will God say when I am standing before him?
I know God is trying to hammer an idea home to me. I have learned that when the same idea, verse, book suggestion or thoughts come up again and again, He is telling me something. I am listening.