Friday, April 19, 2013

Distracted by Heaven!

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Keep on being brave! It will bring you great rewards. Learn to be patient, so you will please God and be given what he has promised.  As the Scriptures say,

“God is coming soon!

It won't be very long.

The people God accepts

will live because

of their faith.

But he isn't pleased

with anyone

who turns back.”

We are not like those people who turn back and get destroyed. We will keep on having faith until we are saved.

Hebrews 10:35-39

Disasters, tragedies and difficulties in your own life seem to be multiplying on every side. Men search for peace and there is no peace. Perhaps more than once you have been tempted to turn back from your walk with Jesus. The road is hard, very hard and in spite of the comfort He gives you there is much pain and sorrow every day.

Even though you know that Jesus is coming soon, it is hard to be patient and wait for His return.

Now is the time to let the promises of God distract you from the problems of this world. Think about Heaven and imagine what it will be like when you are ushered into the Throne Room of God. Think about the first time you see Jesus face to face and He embraces you like a father does a child who is found! Think about the real peace of Heaven and the joy that will flood your heart and never go away. Think about an eternity without sin and its consequences.

Like a school child on the last day of school who can't keep his mind on his studies and longingly looks out of the window at the beautiful flowers and trees, let your mind turn longingly to heaven and pay no attention to the world and the lessons it tries to teach you.

"Lord Jesus, soon oh very soon You will return and take Your children to Heaven. Help me today to keep my eyes off of this world and firmly fixed on the next world with You! Lord, I choose not to turn back as I wait for You. May You be praised forever. Amen."

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