Faith Is Not always Easy!

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12 NLT)

 

 

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“God Loves Us With An Everlasting Love"

Everything you see around you is temporary. The Bible tells us, “So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever” (2 Corinthians 4:18). Spiritual realities are more real than physical ones. We need to focus on the spiritual ones — what’s really real. The building you’re in, your computer, cell phone, and even your body will one day disappear from existence. Yet it’s what you can’t see around you that’ll last forever, and it’s those realities that truly matter.

God made us to love us and He wants us to love Him back. Long ago the LORD said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” (Jeremiah 31:3 NLT).

God also made us to last forever. I know that one day my heart will stop beating, my body will die, but that won’t be the end of me. The Bible says, “God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12 NLT). Faith is not always easy, but it is necessary.

The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 3:11, “ He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  (NLT)

The Bible also says we get to choose where you’ll spend eternity. You won’t accidentally find yourself in Hell one day. You’ll be there because you chose it or refused to choose Jesus and spend forever with him in Heaven. If you choose to make Jesus the boss of your life, you’ll spend eternity with him in Heaven. If you choose to reject him, you’ll spend forever in Hell. You have no middle option. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NIV)

Please remember, you get no second chances to make your choice. Your choice has a time limit. You have your entire life to make the decision, but you never know when your time on Earth is over. You can’t change your mind after death.

Nothing matters more than eternal realities. What you do with truths in the Bible will not only alter your eternal destiny; it will also transform how you live on this side of eternity.

 

 

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