Posts Tagged ‘heaven’
“…Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” - Luke 12:15
In these days of economic slowdowns and job layoffs, it’s good to remember the value God places on “money.”
The poorest person in the world isn’t the one who’s gone bankrupt. They’re the one who is without God, and consequently without hope in the world.
Some years ago, the editors of “The Wall Street Journal,” made a powerful statement. They pointed out:
“Money is the article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere, except heaven, and the universal provider of everything except… happiness.”
And, they’re right!
You see, as Christians our happiness is centered on our personal relationship with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus said it best…
“A person’s life doesn’t consist of the things which he possesses.”
By: Vonette Bright
Today, when you awoke… What was your first thought?
Was it "Oh God! It’s Morning"
Or was your first thought "Thank you God, for another wonderful day"
If you’re like most of us, your morning starts off with an alarm clock waking you. Just like in the fire house when the alarm goes off… You race to get 100 things done in 3 minutes so you can race out the door and on your way.
You’re probably like most of us, you have a day full of too much to do and not enough time to do it all in. Always racing through the day, distracted a few times, but almost always, feeling overwhelmed at the tasks at hand. You glance up at the clock only to realize that the day is gone, not enough is done, and your to do list has gotten longer. Sound all too familiar?
Can you wake up 5 minutes earlier tomorrow?
Take a few minutes to pray and thank God for another wonderful day… before we start your day. Would your day be any different?
I ask all of this because I wonder what it really is that you seek for your life…
A closer walk with God?
A focus on making your life better and your final trip home to heaven?
Or a "to do" list a mile long and only 12 hours to get half of it done?
What you seek in and for your life, is what you will become. Think about it. Your focus is what drives you throughout your day.
Is your focus on God and Heaven?
Tomorrow, start you day a few minutes earlier. Start off your morning with your focus on God, the wonderful gift of another day and watch how much more you get done in the "calm" of HIS embrace.
Heaven, Angels and God await you. Your final destination is Heaven. This place you are now, is just a place for your brief visit. Like a hotel room, long forgotten after you’ve gone home.
Enjoy your visit today and remember to take the time to catch your breath and enjoy your day.
A man had a little daughter. His only and much-beloved child. He lived
for her… she was his life. So when she became ill and her illness
resisted the efforts of the best obtainable physicians, he became like
a man possessed, moving heaven and earth to bring about her
restoration to health.
His best efforts proved unavailing and the child died. The father was
totally irreconcilable. He became a bitter recluse, shutting himself
away from his many friends and refusing every activity that might
restore his poise and bring him back to his normal self.
One night he had a dream. He was in Heaven, and was witnessing a grand
pageant of all the little child angels. They were marching in an
apparently endless line past the Great White Throne. Every white-robed
angelic child carried a candle. He noticed that one child’s candle was
not lighted. Then he saw that the child with the dark candle was his
own little girl. Rushing to her, while the pageant faltered, he seized
her in his arms, caressed her tenderly, and then asked: "How is it,
darling that your candle alone is unlighted?"
"Father, they often relight it, but your tears always put it out."
Just then he awoke from his dream. The lesson was crystal clear, and
its effects were immediate. From that hour on he was not a recluse,
but mingled freely and cheerfully with his former friends and
associates. No longer would his darling’s candle be extinguished by
his useless tears.
Psalms 56:13 (NKJ) "For You have delivered my soul from death. Have
you not kept my feet from falling, That I may walk before God In the
LIGHT of the living?"