Have you ever gone to the cupboard or refrigerator for something, maybe it was peanut butter or chocolate syrup or milk, only to find the container empty or near empty?
Let’s play a game! Read the following and select which type of person you are more like. Do you:
A. See there’s a little left and go buy a new jar before it’s gone?
B. See there’s a little left, but wait until it’s all gone and do without until you can go buy more?
C. Have several stockpiled?
D. Not notice how much is there at all?
(I’m a combination A and C.)
Now let’s look at a sample of possible choices regarding a relationship with Jesus Christ, God’s Son, and see what the Bible says about them. (New International Version used)
A. I don’t believe there is a God.
“The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” Psalms 14:1
“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.” Matthew 10:32, 33
B. I have plenty of time. I’ll wait.
“A person’s days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.” Job 14:5
“Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” Isaiah 55:6
C. I believe in reincarnation.
“Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,” Hebrews 9:27
”And the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.” Ecclesiastes 12:7
D. I’m a good person. God wouldn’t send me to hell.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
E. I was confirmed in my church. I don’t need to do anything else.
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Romans 10:9, 10
“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24
F. Jesus is my Savior and my Lord.
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.” John 6:40
Eternity isn’t like a bad case of measles or the flu. Eternity doesn’t end. God loves YOU so much! He doesn’t want you to miss out on heaven and spending it with Him. Prepare early.
It is written in Revelation 21:1-5
“Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
“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.” Revelation 21:27
GOOD MORNING GOD– a collection of scriptures to begin your day. Feel free to download the pamphlet for your use and to share.
Gateway Church, Pastor Adam Fox–Pointing the Way to Jesus–www.gatewayspokane.org
Therese Marszalek Ministries—Bringing Hope and Healing for Today–
Special thanks to http://www.thefrugalgirl.com for use of her picture.