Thank you so much. That was truly a great sermon. It lifted me back up. It’s funny how it does one good just to hear someone speak what you really already knew. It can really reinforce your faith. I found this website because I was looking for encouragement. I had just typed the following while just thinking out loud.
If God is real…If the Bible is true…If eternity is forever…If Heaven is real and Hell is forever…If everyone who has reached the age of accountability is going to spend all eternity in one of these two places… If we as Christians know in our heart that we have many relatives, loved ones and friends that do not know Christ and have never been born again then what in the world are we as Christians doing. I am looking at myself but also at the body of Christ… When I think of the three Hebrew children and what they did and how they were so young and then I think of myself and what I see in the Christian community it just scares me to death… I have heard people say and I have said with a smirk: “I am not what I aught to be but thank God I’m not what I used to be”. That’s only funny for so long… I really do think God is looking for Christians who are what they aught to be right now and not people who are constantly compromising their faith…I know God knows are frame and remembers we are dust but that doesn’t mean we should be using this as an excuse to close our eyes and our mind and our heart to the task God has so graciously given us the wisdom and the strength and the help we need to do them.
I’m sorry if this is heavy but be glad your not me…I wake up almost every night about 1, 2 or 3 in the morning running this through my mind…My question to myself is what am I going to do about it? In Ecclesiastes chapter 3 it says to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. I can’t help but wonder if this is not the time to weep and a time to mourn.
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God, help me to be stronger today. Remind me through out the day to remember who I am and who’s I am. Help me to let my light so shine before men that they might think there is something different about me. Help me not to try to blend in with the rest of the world so that I will not be noticed. Help me to remember it is ok to say the name Jesus in public even if it embarrasses some people or puts some people in shock.