Thursday, July 18, 2013

Word of the Day... July 18, 2013

"We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace." 1 Chronicles 29:15

When I look back on my own life and I see how quickly it has gone by, I am amazed.  It seems like only yesterday I was getting married and we were raising a family together.  Now our children are grown and we are grandparents and it just has gone by so quickly.

As a Christian I am secure in knowing where my eternity will be spent.  When we get to heaven we will finally experience life the way our Creator intended us to.  This life for a Christian is just a dress rehearsal for what we will experience in eternity. 

It is so easy to get carried away with the cares of this life.  Having a husband, raising children, our work and it is so easy to lose sight of what every Christian should think about while here.  Eternity.

Have you ever gone to a funeral for an unbeliever and heard everyone saying “He is in a better place.” Then they shed a tear and walk away.  I had to ask myself is he in a better place?  He didn't know Jesus and I knew right away that he wasn't in a better place.  He was in hell and it would be forever.  

There are no do overs there is only heaven or there is hell. One person summed it up this way: "Eternity to the godly is a day that has no sunset. Eternity to the wicked is a night that has no sunrise."  The mere hope of living eternally is not enough; everyone will live eternally. The big question is where we will spend eternity.

 God created us in His own image so we can know Him personally and have a joy-filled life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him, but gave us a will and a freedom of choice. Since the beginning of time, we have chosen to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God and ends in misery.

 The Bible says that disobeying God results in being separated from Him.  Our attempts can never unite us with God. Through the ages, people have tried many ways to bridge this gap and reach God – without success.  I believe that each one of us has a little puzzle piece in each of our bodies that only the love of God can fill.  We try to fill it with all kinds of things like sex, boyfriends, children, drugs, alcohol, education, clubbing, partying and everything else that you can think of.  The thing is nothing fits right in there.  Only God can quench the longing of your soul.

3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” 4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second into their mother’s womb to be born!” 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. John 3:3-6

If you want a new life in Christ Jesus, ask Him into your heart today.  Simply pray this:  Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that You took the pain and the sins of world on the cross to give me new life. I ask You to come into my heart and to give me Your peace and joy. I confess that I am a sinner that I have gone my own way and have done wrong. Please forgive me for my sins. I receive You now as my Lord and Savior. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Help me to follow You and to serve You all the days of my life. Thank you so much for loving me, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.  If you prayed that prayer you are a new creature in Christ Jesus!  You are Born Again!  God bless you!!! :):):)


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