Search



Subscribe to BAY

Enter your email address:

 Subscribe in a reader

Who's Online
2 visitors online now
2 guests, 0 members
Archives

Posts Tagged ‘heaven’

Heavenly Rates

A man dies and goes to heaven. Of course, St. Peter meets him at the pearly gates.

St. Peter says, "Here’s how it works. You need 100 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things you’ve done, and I give you a certain number of points for each item, depending on how good it was. When you reach 100 points, you get in."

"Okay," the man says, "I was married to the same woman for 50 years and never cheated on her, even in my heart."

That’s wonderful," says St. Peter, "that’s worth three points!"

"Three points?" he says. "Well, I attended church all my life and supported its ministry with my tithe and service."

"Terrific!" says St. Peter, "that’s certainly worth a point."

"One point? Golly. How about this: I started a soup kitchen in my city and worked in a shelter for homeless veterans."

"Fantastic, that’s good for two more points," he says.

"TWO POINTS!!" the man cries, "At this rate the only way I get into heaven is by the grace of God!"

"Come on in!"

God’s Value of Money

“…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.”

Because, ultimately... The best things in life… AREN’T “things”!

By: Vonette Bright

What Is It That You Seek?

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.