You are enjoying life and having a good time. All that you have desired is beginning to happen. You’re reflecting on a good weekend you just had. The next few years of your life you don’t see anything but good results. Here’s to a bright future that you’re all excited about.
Suddenly your life is interrupted by an accident on Monday morning as you are heading to work. You are pinned in your seat by the impact and barely able to move.
No, this can’t happen now. What is going on? I have too much ahead of me. What am I going to do about my plans for next week? I have waited so long for this. How could they be so blind? Didn’t they see that stop sign?
All these thoughts race through your mind as your life is now making a sudden change. Through the pain you are able to reach your cell phone and make contact with the police. You then decide to inform your family and unexpectedly you…..
Open your eyes and are frightened by the sound of screaming, swearing and cursing. The scene around you is filled with darkness, glowing orange flames are everywhere. Never could you imagine such a place. You find yourself in the midst of smoke and fire. Someone yells out your name and…
As you know your story can take many turns from this moment forward. I’ll leave it up to you. If you come up with a best selling novel remember me though. Today I’m bringing your attention and want to remind you about ‘eternity’.
Thinking about the journey on this road is never easy. Many people forget so often that this road exist. Especially when you are all excited about today. What are you living for? Yes that’s what I said. What are you living for? Let me put it like this then, are you living only for now only or later?
1. Time without beginning or end; infinite time.
2. The state or quality of being eternal.
3. The timeless state following death.
b) The afterlife; immortality.
A word I believe you should be conscious of everyday. Tomorrow is promised to none of us. It is truly by the grace of God you see another day.
“We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here”.
Let’s look at your present status. Are you ready to go down this road? Let me back up a bit here. There are two potential destinations when you cross over into eternity. Eternal life and eternal death. “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it”. Matthew 7:13-14 (NIV)
Because of our nature of being born in sin, eternal death is our destination by default . The good news is that we can change that by one powerful decision. That action is the thing that gives you the power to escape the dark side of eternity. And how do you do escape this side? “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 (KJV)
With all the trials and difficulties you are faced with here on earth, I’m sure you want to go to a better place. On E – Street (Eternity Street) you have people going on the narrow and broad road. You need to be sure that you are heading the right way. I must warn you that there are some people on an assignment to get you to go astray. They come as road blocks and detours to get you to go off course.
They will be attractive, beautiful, exciting, fascinating, seductive and more. Remember when you saw that vehicle what really caught your attention through it’s appearance? Only to be surprised when you took a closer look it was a lemon in disguise. Watch out for the lemons on E-street.
Enough about those guys. There are some vehicles on E- street that gives you joy to know that you’re heading the right way. They help to motivate you so that you can do your best to move along. Especially with the amount of energy you need today just to make one step forward.
You need people to encourage you because when you move you want to know that the journey is worth it. Imagine this, wouldn’t it be sad to have spent so much money on fuel and end up at the wrong destination. Please help to promote this message to bring awareness to the unprepared on this matter.
May your journey to eternity lead you to an everlasting celebration. God wants to spend eternity WITH YOU.
Devotional reading: John 3:16, Rom 6:23, I John 5:10-11
Take care until………and God Bless ya
Are you ready to face eternity? If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life and desire to make that commitment now please repeat the following prayer:
Lord Jesus be merciful to me a sinner. I realize that I have sinned against you and come short of your glory. I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe in my heart that God has raised him from the dead. I pray for your forgiveness and ask that you save me now and accept me into your kingdom. Give me eternal life today.
In Jesus Name, Amen.