If you think about it……..we live in a world now with endless choices. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I honestly think there are way too many things to choose from, whether it is color or type of food, clothing and the list goes on and on. Sometimes, I feel overwhelmed by there being too many choices of something…….and then I can’t make up my mind! How about you?
One aspect of life where there is no choice is death. We all will leave this earth someday. But here is where a choice in life will be and is the most important choice we will ever in a lifetime make……
DEATH IS UNAVOIDABLE, BUT ETERNAL LIFE IS A CHOICE!
It is a choice we make along our various paths through life and some put it off. They believe they will have time, time to get everything in order and then yes, then they will choose. But what if their time runs out and no choice was made? Do you know where you will spend your eternity?
I am asking you now, don’t wait another day. Don’t wait to choose who you will follow for the rest of your life. Don’t wait another minute to ask JESUS, the ONE who died for your sins, into your heart right now, at this moment, on your knees. The Spirit will move you, yes, because GOD does call HIS elect. And HE pursues us because of HIS grace for us! So be still…….do you hear HIS gentle whisper?
MARK 13: 27 “AND THEN HE WILL SEND FORTH THE ANGELS, AND WILL GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT FROM THE FOUR WINDS, FROM THE FARTHEST END OF THE EARTH TO THE FARTHEST END OF HEAVEN.”
You see, JESUS wants to have a relationship with you! Yes HE does. We are the ones who push HIM away, and we are the ones who put off that all important choice. We might feel like lost sheep right now, but our LORD searches for us!
When you choose to follow HIM, you choose to commit to HIM for the rest of your days. HE chose to die on a Cross so that we, yes, you and me, could have eternal life. We were bought with a price! And here friends, is your most important choice you will ever make!!
IN THIS ONE LIFE, BEFORE YOU DIE, YOU DO HAVE A CHOICE AS TO WHERE YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY.
Listen to what JESUS said at the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem while HE was walking in the temple. These words are mighty……..
JOHN 10: 27-28 “MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, AND I KNOW THEM, AND THEY FOLLOW ME. I GIVE THEM ETERNAL LIFE, AND THEY WILL NEVER PERISH, AND NO ONE WILL SNATCH THEM OUT OF MY HAND.”
When JESUS becomes your LORD and SAVIOR, no one can snatch you from HIS mighty hand……no one!
You might say, well “I made my choice” now where is GOD? Learn all you can about HIS character, and that knowledge will make you fall in love with HIM. You will learn (notice I said learn) over time to love HIM with all heart and soul and mind. Honestly……. HIS word in the BIBLE is the only truth out there! And by HIS truth, you will want to follow the SAVIOR and you will want to be obedient to HIM. Your love for HIM will be your daily joy, and your love for HIS creation and HIS people will increase. An abundant life will become evident in yours…….because of who GOD is!
DEUTERONOMY 10: 20 – 21″YOU SHALL FEAR THE LORD YOUR GOD; YOU SHALL SERVE HIM AND CLING TO HIM, AND YOU SHALL SWEAR BY HIS NAME. HE IS YOUR PRAISE AND HE IS YOUR GOD……”
Did you see that one special word in the above scripture? The word: cling? To cling is to have a strong emotional attachment or dependence. My dictionary says to cling means to: adhere, as if glued firmly. I love that! We are glued to HIM for all of our days! Nothing can separate us from HIM for now and yes, for all of eternity!
I would encourage you dear reader to make your final most important choice and if you already have, encourage someone else to make their choice. Mind you, there will be those who hear HIS voice calling and there will be those who don’t. But don’t wait another day, because eternity patiently waits, but our time here is ticking. All of our lives are being lived right now with eternal consequences……. let us choose wisely, because GOD in HIS infinite wisdom has put eternity into the hearts of men.
ECCLESIASTES 3: 11 ” HE HAS MADE EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME. ALSO, HE HAS PUT ETERNITY INTO MAN’S HEART…….”