5.12.15 What really matters to you?
Today I read the following from Max Lucado:
A man once went to a minister for counseling.
“I’ve lost everything,” he told the minister.
“Oh I’m so sorry to hear you’ve lost your faith,” the minister responded.
“No,” the man corrected him, “I haven’t lost my faith.”
“Well, then I’m sad to hear you’ve lost your character.”
“I didn’t say that,” the man corrected. “I still have my character.”
“I’m so sorry you’ve lost your salvation,” said the minister.
“That’s not what I said,” the man objected.
“You have your faith, your character, and your salvation. Seems to me,” the minister observed, “that you’ve lost none of the things that really matter.”
Have you ever taken a survey of people in your Church or just on the street and asked them what matters most to you? After a powerful sermon @ Church most people would probably say God is, if it was someone just on the street or in someones home they may say my family or my job. What would you say is most important to you?
How much money you make ... how far you get up the ladder of success ... how ideal things are in your life here on earth ... WHAT REALLY MATTERS IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN?? Keeping the commandments of God. "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city," (Rev. 22:14). Amen?
I would not want to live this life without being a Christian.
Life is not worth living without the Lord.
Battles are not worth fighting without the Lord.
Burdens are not worth carrying without the Lord.
What I see in the Scriptures is God begging us to know Him. Psalm 73 shows those who have everything their heart could desire and yet when they come to the end, they have nothing to live for and less to die for.
When you have had your last pleasure, seen your last sight, met your last friend, had your last drink, spent your last night in sin…you will know what you traded for knowing God.
When the last Scripture has been fulfilled, and the last sin has been committed, and the last song has been sung, and the last searching of the Spirit, and the last soul has been saved, and the last saint has entered the portals of glory…all that really matters is, do you know the Lord? When every broken heart is healed and every severed friendship restored, the only thing that really matters is Do you know the Lord?
For the saint, When you've lived in His love, Shared in His grace, Walked in his Word, Stood in His power, and have been led by His Spirit, the only thing that really matters is that you know the Lord.
When you have spoken you last word, had your last victory, kissed your last loved one, breathed your last breath and lived your last day. THE ONLY THING THAT REALLY MATTERS IS, DO YOU KNOW THE LORD? TO KNOW CHRIST IS TO KNOW PEACE, VICTORY, AND FORGIVENESS, AND THAT HEAVEN IS YOUR HOME.
God I come to you again thinking you for being who you are. I want to think you for loving me even though I don't deserve it. I just want to say think you for saving my soul. Lord I love you, and I want to worship and praise you all of my days. God now I ask that you be with my facebook family and friends and know that I love you. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen.