My husband’s oldest brother has been in the hospital but was getting better, was on the mend. He passed last night, however. And it was a reminder for the entire family to just be ready. Don’t put off repentence. Don’t put off humble prayer. Don’t put off worshipping God with your life. Don’t think you have more time to get your spiritual house in order for death sneaks up. Who knows if his pornography addiction was addressed by him before God. We do not know. God knows. I do pray it is so. Yes, he was a good man and took good care of his family but God wants to be first and only He knows the heart. He knows all our hearts intimately. Don’t gamble with eternity. The message for us all is to just be ready. When this frail life is gone, eternity remains and that is what this life is supposed to prepare for and determine. Just be ready.❤
1 Corinthians 13:10. “but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.” ❤
– Bible Offline
I read this fresh tonight and it impressed me with hope. In fact, this verse is the most hopeful verse I have met in a long time. When God calls us home to heaven, the rest will both be clear and not matter anymore. What matters more than heaven and being with the Lord forever? Nothing.😄❤
The thing is that our loving and holy God wants and designed you for a relationship, a personal friendship with Him. This spiritual truth is the most important truth,this is fact based upon evidence both in thr Bible and in nature, in our very selves. Down deep we know this, we are made up of His stuff, so we inherently have an internal right and wrong scale, no matter how we have messed it or allowed it to be messed over the years.
The thing is the way to have that relationship with God the Father is through God the Son Jesus Christ who took care of the bridge between unholy – naturally us and holy Him by sacrificing Himself for us. Believing in this truth and keeping in prayer and Bible study is the key. Naturally, we will want to say and do the right things as a result of that but humbled-soul belief and acceptance and prayer is the key.
The thing is we don’t have unlimited time to do this. We are told Jesus is coming back soon. That means eternal life in heaven or hell (our choice based on what we do with these truths) is beginning soon, ready or not. We own our choice, no matter what deceit has been present. Lies will immediately melt away in His truth and we will be gloriously happy or eternally ashamed. And that truth forces a decision.
The thing is we have to choose humble glory of naming Jesus Christ our Savior or proud shame of forever wishing you had. We must make time for that decision and commit now. ❤
Aging is entirely a part of our physical selves as well as mentality. If maturity is chosen as a path, the soul and spirit will grow close in relationship to God our loving Creator. [See my blog “Who We Are (Deep)”.]
Aging when mature in spirit is the most beautiful process because the person has grown thoroughly humble, knowing the need for the Lord in every aspect of life for all needs. That is beautiful and should be celebrated!
When I was young, I though aging meant getting boring, doing little of significance, getting wrinkly, growing weak, losing function of eyes and ears in time, losing teeth, having no sex life, smelling weird, and being excited about family that largely ignores you. Of course I never envisioned my grandparents as aging because none of them were that way, they stayed active and smelled good and taught me interesting things, tayed active in church, did their own cleaning, etc. So they did not age in my book, they matured. To an extent, genetics plays a huge role in aging physically but maturing is an intentional choice. Every silly thing I thought about aging is proven false with every mature person I have met. In fact, the spiritually mature and aged people in my life have been they key encourages, teachers, motivators, and maturity inspirers in my life. They are the people I have respected, loved and been grateful for the most. I am a doctor because of these people and God’s instruction through them. My wisdom from God is largely inspired by their direction.
The world emphasizes and celebrates physical youth and physical beauty because sin dwells the heartiest in the physical where people can easily be kept away from a relationship with God we so desire deep inside us. Aging in the physical is to be avoided at all cost, covered up, lied about, fought. Why? Because when no choice or action has been made to mature into a soul and spiritual relationship with God, the physical will die and the glory will die with it and hell comes, hope is gone then. It never ever needs to be so. We can at any point n in life choose to grow up in maturity and draw close to God in prayer and salvation through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Then aging is just one step closer to our precious hope in heaven with the God who loves us so much. With maturity in God, aging is beautiful and brimming with hope and delight. The dependence on God deepens every day. As the physical wears out, the spiritual enhances and prayers deepen and trust deepens. So beautiful! With God, everything is beautiful!😄❤
Our time here on earth for all of us should be time spent waiting for heaven. But it is not a passive wait. We are not sitting around on our butts waiting for time to pass, we are worshipping God and thanking Him for Jesus’ work to assure us a place. We are thankful, friends! And while we worship and live thankfully, we are growing closer in our relationship with God. Wow, what a magnificent thought! We are loved by Almighty God our Creator who is rich in love and kindness, goodness and gentleness, joy and peace, holiness and self-control. He who created the stars knows and loves and wants to be close to us. Wow! In such deep thankfulness and worship, we cannot help but radiate His love and good things and humbly serve others also. What better show of our gratitude? And this is our waiting room experience on earth, awaiting heaven with our precious Savior! How blessed we all are!❤❤❤
You cannot be like Christ unless you are generous. He was generous with everything, even His very life and every comfort. We come into this world with nothing and leave with nothing but every time we are generous to others, we accumulate riches in heaven where we will be for eternity whereas this life is ever so brief.❤
Sinful Pleasures are purposefully provided and promoted and given with alluring lies and over – enhancing natural desires for a reason. The best case scenario, but still very damaging, is keeping us from being humble and contrite by feeding ego and pride over obedience so serving and worshipping is hindered or at least slowed. The worst case scenario the pleasurable (for the moment) sins lead us to destruction, whether jail time, marriage destruction, suicide or other body destruction, murder, cancers from stress or body abuse, abortion/murder of babies.
Sinful pleasures take our natural God-given desires and magnify them and lie enough to twist it to work at our destruction and tempt us to some form of separation from God our loving Creator. This is the danger. People call it “playing with fire” and that could not be more eternally true. Please beware and live simpler and holier so your eternity can be secure with God through Jesus. Pray humbly and ask Yahweh to help you. And He will.❤