Thursday, May 4, 2017

Walking on the Road to Heaven!

We have a great high priest who is in charge of God's house.  So let's come near God with pure hearts and a confidence that comes from having faith. Let's keep our hearts pure, our consciences free from evil, and our bodies washed with clean water.  We must hold tightly to the hope that we say is ours. After all, we can trust the one who made the agreement with us.  We should keep on encouraging each other to be thoughtful and to do helpful things.  Some people have gotten out of the habit of meeting for worship, but we must not do that. We should keep on encouraging each other, especially since you know that the day of the Lord's coming is getting closer.

Hebrews 10: 21 - 25

Why is it a good idea to have a “habit” of meeting together with other Christians for worship?  Well, you see a habit is something you do whether or not you feel like doing it.  Some may argue that worshiping God when you don’t “feel” like it, is meaningless.  But the truth is that choosing to gather with other believers when you don’t feel like doing it is when you need it most!

Certainly, you can worship God while you are alone in a field, but you cannot encourage other Christians in their walk with the Lord while you are not walking with them!  

When I gather with other believers I am encouraged by those who sing with gusto even if they have not been blessed with great musical talent.  I am encouraged by those who seem to forget that anyone is watching and raise their hands in praise to God.  

And frankly, just seeing the faces of those whose lives were headed down the road to Hell when Jesus appeared to them and called them back to life in Him, makes my faith swell with hope!

So when you gather with other believers for worship this week focus on how you can be an encouragement for others in their walk with Jesus!  When you do that Jesus Himself will bless you!

“Lord Jesus, I know that the Day of Your return is closer than ever before.  Help me today to call others to faith in You and to encourage those who are already walking on the Road to Heaven!  Praise Your Holy Name, now and forever.  Amen.”

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