It’s Thursday AM and I am now sitting at my desk…but a very few hours ago I was on the Arroyo fishing. What a blast!! As we went down the Arroyo, I took time to look a the shore and am I glad I did. There were scores of Yucca in bloom. What a treat. I can guess Heaven will be something like this. It seemed the Yucca blooms went on for miles…until (at least) the curvature of the earth takes over!! We get these “glimpses” of what Heaven must be like way more often than we think! A sunset, sunrise, a sighting of a bird or other animal…all these are just short “shots” of what God has waiting for us…can hardly wait!!
John 14:1-3 says this: “Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for YOU (caps mine). And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am there you may be also.”
Wonderful words, huh?? OR…OR they terrifying words for you? Is He preparing a place for you or not? If not…there is already a place designed for you that He would not classify as “His Father’s House…” As you read this you have to know that you were not – in your present design – fashioned to last forever. That is going to take some work on His part. Question is, where is “FOREVER” going to be for you? The answer is a decision away for you…have you made that decision??
On time this week! Don’t forget to join Bob and the community for worship this Sunday.
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Here it is, sorry about the delay Dena, I’ve had my mind on other things for the last week.
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Last evening we once again began our Bible Study on Heaven. As is the usual case…we chased numerous “rabbits” and during one “chase” we talked about what it means to be forgiven by Christ. Think with me now…let’s say you accepted Christ as your Savior at the age of 20. Not too much “stuff” went on in your 20 years…but you realize that you are forgiven… Now what does that mean? Well, He forgave you for whatever sins you had up to that point. But that’s not all. Too many of us think He forgave the sins from birth to (in this case) 20 yrs of age. But what about those AFTER you become a Christian?? Two choices: (1) You are on your own. (2) You can WORK with Him to erase the sin that now stains your life. WRONG ON BOTH…there is another “choice” that is the truth. He forgives ALL sin for the one who accepts Him as Savior. Meaning = All your sins were future! Since He died for your sin some 2000+ years ago…you didn’t have ANY sin that was current. Oh yes, you were a member of the Fall of man…so you needed a Savior…but no sin accorded to you was “current”. That means that He died and paid the price for your sins…THAT YOU WERE YET TO COMMIT!! More later…
Today the world lost one of the most influential modern Christians. Billy Graham moved to the eternal kingdom at the age of 99 after a lifetime of service to the Christian world. May his memory be eternal.
“We are to pray in times of adversity,
lest we become faithless and unbelieving.
We are to pray in times of prosperity,
lest we become boastful and proud.
We are to pray in times of danger,
lest we become fearful and doubting.
We are to pray in times of security,
lest we become self-sufficient.”
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