This is a good week,and time of year to ponder your relationship with God ? Is it solid ? Is it authentic ? Do you serve God out of love or fear? Is it out of an attitude or out of gratitude because of what He has done for you? Is your love for Him from the depths of your heart, or is it because He supplies your needs? Is it because He is your refuge, fortress, and a present help in time of trouble? What is your reason? Are you heaven bound or hell-bent straight to the bottom less pit for the worms to eat you and the fire that has brimstone added to it to burn you alive (we read that in Revelation 14:10 and Rev.19:20). Jesus tells us in Mark 9:44 that in hell the worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. Therefore, all those who don’t serve the true and living God wholeheartedly and truthfully, through His Son Jesus Christ, who is the only way to God (John 14:6), will end up where they don’t want to. So why do you serve God?
For whatever reason you serve God, let me remind you that God looks at the heart and minds of people, so He knows the authentic from the fake and phonies. Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just; for the righteous God tries the minds and heart (Psalm 7:9). In 1 Samuel 16:7 He reminds us that, while we look at outward appearance, He (God) looks at the heart. Then He reminds us in Matthew 5:8 that you are blessed if your heart is pure. Again I ask why do you serve God? Is it out of a pure heart? Is it wholeheartedly? God tells us in Deuteronomy 6:5 “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” Is this how you are serving and loving God? Can you say like Job, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him, even so I will defend my own ways before Him, He also shall be my salvation, for a hypocrite could not come before Him” (Job 13:15-16).
Or like Paul, said in Philippians 1:21 “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Do you know who Jesus is? God gave us a living hope and a future through His only begotten son Jesus Christ; the Bible tells us this in John 3:16-17. If you read John 14:6 Jesus tells us that He is the way the truth and the life and no one goes to God, our heavenly Father, unless they go through Him (Jesus). It’s totally up to you, if you want to choose God’s way or the devils way, but here is a oppportunity. Go to the top of this blog to the Steps to Leading Someone to Christ/Salvation Prayer page and say the prayer. May God guide you in the rest of the steps you have to take with Him in Jesus’ name.
Now unto Him who is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. To the only wise God, Our Savior, be glory, honor, praise, and thanks for using me His humble servant to relay this message to His children. To Him be dominion and power, both now and forever, in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.