Is It Worth It?

There are times in our lives when we may question whether or not being a “Christian” is worth is. With so many other “things” in life that promise to give us happiness, health, and wealth, is following Jesus worth the sacrifice?
In Revelation 7:11-17 it states, “11 All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” 13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” 14 And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. 16 They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; 17 for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters.And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
Remember, no other thing or person can give you what the Lord can. He is greater than anything we will experience here on earth.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Where Do You Run To?

I remember, as I was growing up, there were times when I felt afraid or threatened by something. There was always something very comforting and reassuring about running to my parents and knowing that they were going to protect me from whatever was scaring me. Mom and dad didn’t even have to say anything. Just being near them made everything better. As adults, have you ever felt the same way? Who do we run to for protection?
In Revelation 1:17 it states, “17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death” In Revelation 1, the Lord tells us 3 times that He is the First and Last, to reassure us that He was here before any other and He will be here long after all others are gone.
If the Lord is the First and the Last, if only the Lord has the keys to Hades and Death, then who or what on earth should we be afraid of? The Lord promises to protect and provide for us. If He is for us, then who can be against us? Let me put it another way, if He is for us, then who should we be afraid of?
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

If It Is Planted, Will It Thrive?

Many times, we hear of God’s Word being “planted” in our hearts. What does that really mean? Well, it means that the Word of God has been given to us either in words spoken by someone else or words given to us in something that we have read. We may also be given God’s Word by how someone treats us in love, kindness and compassion. There are many ways that the seeds of the Word of God are given to us. The question is, “will it grow”?
In Ezekiel 17:10 we read, “10 Behold, it is planted, Will it thrive?” Each day, we are given many opportunities to have God’s seeds planted inside of us, but, what do we do with these seeds? Do we nurture them, protect them and watch them grow? Or, do we ignore those seeds, neglect those seeds and watch them wither and die? Nobody can answer that question for you but you. The question is, what are you doing with the seeds that the Lord has planted inside of you?
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!