To live a life committed and surrendered to Jesus would make death seem of little importance. From reading the stories of the reformers and those who have given their lives for the gospel and for Christ I can say that anyone may not ever, and rightly so, decide that they want to die. It may not even be an easy thing to deal with but when you know that you have done all that you can for God and that you have fought the good fight then you can be at ease. You go down knowing that you have lived a life of true service and obedience to the Lord and have no regrets.
As far as am I ready to die? I don't think too many are ready to die but perhaps the question should also be are you willing to die?
Roy thats great testimony that am likely to repeat For God's glory.one is only ready to die when he has no unfinished business,this takes me back to the question,"where does your treasure lie.'' if it lies here on earth one will NEVER be ready to say bye. if in heaven one will be EVER READY to die,actually sometimes they feel lonely here.
Now if death is dreadful then it means you scared to die.this is natural,but Christ overcame it so there's totally nothing to fear...we should instead look forward to the time when we'll shout "oh death where is your sting''
Hope i haven't answered the question