Believe it or not, you are not on this earth to get things, to have more stuff, and to live the life you always dreamed! Seriously….you aren’t. Now I am not saying that these things are bad at all. You are designed to live life and to live it fully, just not the way your worldly eyes perceive. You were created by a God who has plans for you, bigger plans than your earthly dreams can comprehend.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
Proverbs 16:19 A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.
You were created to bring God and the message of Christ to this lost and dying world. Will you get more things by doing this? Will you live the life YOU dreamed? Will you have more stuff to keep you busy? Maybe. But doing the work of the LORD is the most rewarding work you will ever do!! The treasure you accumulate here on Earth will one day pass away, and LORD knows you can’t take it with you when you die. However, the treasure you store up in Heaven will never rust, never be destroyed by pests, and will not get broken or stolen away from you. No, the treasure you accumulate in heaven will last forever and will be much more precious than anything you could get or achieve here on earth.
Matthew 6:19-20 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do no break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Be true to your path…true to the plans of God. Go and minister to all around you! Share the good news that Christ has come to save the lost and that He indeed rejoices for all of His children. You may not be good at speaking or maybe you are shy or stutter. You may fear what people may think of you, but you can share His message of love by showing love to others in word and in deed! If you struggle with words, then show who God is in your life through deed….serve, give, provide. Be the witness you were called to be and remember…God uses the imperfect to show His perfection and you CAN do ALL things through Christ who gives you strength (Philippians 4:13).
God bless and keep you, and give you the courage, strength, and wisdom to share His love with those He brings your way.
Rejoice in the LORD always and again I say rejoice!!
I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. ~Luke 15:71
I know in my heart the time is ebbing closer each and every day
The time when God will say He’s had enough and whisk us all away
To love yourself is simply inadequate to access the gates of Heaven
It takes reaching out to others and let them know they are forgiven
Always be loving, compassionate, kind, and caring to all whom you encounter
And know that surely you too would be lost if Christ’s sacrifice had not occurred
The weak, misguided, bitter, and the hateful are those that we must reach
In order to God’s disciples, His word to them we’re required to teach
They may recoil and even turn away, but we must continue our mission
Te reach each and every lost soul, should become our life’s ambition
Remember tonight as you kneel to pray that God has blessed you so
While thanking him for all you have, pray for those who do not know
Never forget there is a reason He places the lost sheep in your path
To help them find His truth, to turn from sin, and avoid His day of wrath
Be ever vigilant and stand strong in your faith because certainly that’s the key
To storing treasures that will last in God’s breathtaking eternity