• 2 Kings 23:1-25

“Before him there was no king like him, who turned to the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses, nor did any like him arise after him.” –2 Kings 23:25, ESV

Imagine the scene. Eyes close to this world and open to the gates of heaven. In you walk, past the grandstand of witnesses cheering your race, looking at your hand, restored to a new body. The wonder surrounds, but your heart longs for one thing: the object of your affection, the very reason for your life. Jesus.

You see Him and your eyes shine, like never before and never to dim. As you walk closer, the crowns start falling, tossing them at His feet, for it was only by Him that you were given them. And as you shed the accolades, your body naturally begins to slowly crouch until you reach His feet. In worship, you cannot fathom the Man before you. He lifts your head first, then takes your hand and draws you to a stance. Lost in His gloriousness, time seems to stand still. Then His lips part and the voice of rushing waters speaks:

You were like none before you and none after you. You followed Me with everything. Well done.

These were the words describing Josiah. He did much on this earth. And as I look at his life, where are the altars I must remove from my life and my people’s lives? Where is my courage to step out like Josiah? My whole heart, my whole mind, and my whole strength. He gave me them all; I must turn them back for His glory else they be wasted in this world. Be not wasted in this world.

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