No Promise of Tomorrow
All of our days are numbered…
Are you going to heaven? Where is your heart? Are your priorities in order? How do you want to be remembered?
These are the questions we should ask ourselves…
Death is not something most people really want to think or talk about. There was a time in my life that the thought of it petrified me. As a teenager, I would often dream of drowning or getting shot in the head…gruesome, right? So, even though I hated to think about it, the thoughts would still creep into my mind and dreams. It wasn’t until later in life that I realized God was tugging at my heart. An incessant desire to know Him and His plans for my life grew in me. The more I read the bible, His Word, the more clear my purpose in life became and my fear of death disappeared.
As of March 6, 2013, the day Jesse went to Heaven, I can confidently say I have no more fear of death. It is not because of Jesse but because of my close relationship with Jesus that I have no more fear. My son is gone and I have faith that I will see him again. God tells us in Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed. I am your God. I will strengthen you; I Will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Oh, what a promise! I have witnessed just that with the countless blessings throughout Jesse’s Journey and the strength to endure his death. It has been only by God’s grace and prayer coverage of so many that my strength could be steadfast. The pain of my loss is excruciating but at the same time the peace in my heart is unbelievable. It can only be of God.
“Don’t worry about anything! Instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank Him for his answers. If you do this you will experience God’s peace, which is far more than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 Amen. Amen. Amen.
Romans Road ~ Understanding the steps to Salvation
Romans 3:10 “As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one;” (everyone sins)
Romans 3:23 “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” (everyone sins & sin cannot be in the presence of God)
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (sin results in death, but our faith in the life of Jesus Christ and His sacrifice is our promise of eternal life)
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (God’s love is evident with the birth of Jesus our earthly example of how to live and His death as a sinless man)
Romans 10:9-10 “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
Romans 10:13 “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (even those that feel unworthy… “everyone”)
Romans 8:1-2 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” (no condemnation to believers because as believers we know the truth and the holy spirit is our conscious of right and wrong)