Why is it is important to be in heaven? - The bible tells us there are just two places we will spend eternity (this is not just a short time like 50, 60 or 70 years, eternity is forever - something that will never stop); Romans 2:6-8 ‘God will repay each person according to what they have done. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger’. Being in heaven is to spend eternity with God whereas the other place referred to as hell or hades is a place that does not have God there. I cannot think of anything worse than not having God present in my life and so for me heaven is my choice. What is yours?
Why should we choose the path that God tells us? - We often say that people are so good that they are bound to go to heaven, but that is not strictly true. Being good alone is not good enough. God says there is only one way to heaven and that is through Jesus Christ, the Son; John 14:6 ‘Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’. I believe that the bible is the Word of God, so I believe that is the only way, and the only option I have. What is your choice?
Why decide now? - Besides not knowing what the future holds I have lived daily with God at my side as part of everything I do/every decision I make and I want to continue to live with Him now. I want Him to continue to be part of my life now, not just when I get older and may appear to have lived life to the full (as people may see it). I want to live in His awesome presence all the time. Why would I want to deny myself knowing God right now? In fact, why would you?
I have shared with you some of my questions and I will leave you with a prayer that you can use if you want a relationship with Jesus for yourself. If you pray this or something similar please look for someone else that has been on this journey for a while so that they may come alongside you and help to answer some of the questions that you may have.
‘Dear God, thank you for making me and wanting me to be part of your family. I am sorry for the wrong things I have thought, said and done. Thank you that you sent Jesus as a baby, knowing He would die on the cross so that I could be forgiven and become part of your family. Please forgive me now’.
May you be blessed.
Author: Julie Roach
May God bless and enrich your life
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