As a Christian, I feel it is my responsibility and it is a true desire of mine to spread the good news about God. I mean if we know that we'll ultimately spend eternity in Heaven, then why in the world would we not make the effort to encourage as many people as we can to believe, so we can spend forever together? I may have lots of readers or very few readers. I may have readers that are my friends and family or readers that live in other countries. Regardless, if just one of those readers is a non-believer and this post encourages them to just consider accepting Christ as their Lord and Savior then it is beyond worth it. I may have a small voice in this big world, but if I can help to expand the Kingdom of Heaven by sharing words from my heart and helping to encourage non-believers to consider a relationship with Christ then that means my voice was heard.
You will realize that your life has meaning. That your character is being shaped for Heaven. And that we are here to serve God and love God because in the end, that is all that matters. He is all that matters. Our jobs won't matter, our money, our social status, our materialistic possessions...none of that is going with you when you leave this earth. Our time here on earth is completely changed if we believe. God will prove to us everyday that He is with us. He will live in your heart and affect the way you think and feel. And what an awesome feeling that is!
I, in no way, shape, or form, want to come across as believing that I am a perfect Christian. There is no such thing. I am so incredibly far from where I want to be in my spiritual journey. I have an infinite amount of changing to do, and I can't emphasize that enough. Believing is just the beginning. The beginning of what God has in store for each and every one of us. He has a plan and a purpose for us all. But He wants us to get to know Him. To read His word. To pray and worship and commit our hearts to Him. All things that I need to work on, things that I want to work on. It absolutely takes a great deal of dedication, but He will reveal countless blessings to us if we allow Him. Our time on earth is so very short. Eternity is forever. We are here to build our character. To prepare for Heaven. To listen to God's guidance. To make the right choices. To make God our number one priority.
In knowing all of this, I know I need to change my priorities. The Bible has always been very overwhelming for me, as I'm sure it is for most. But because of that, I've never truly studied it as I should. That is something that I must work on. That I must make time for. I know I must put God first. I fail miserably at honoring God with all that I have. I desperately need to make changes. But I am so thankful that He forgives me. And that everyday is a fresh slate. The most important thing is that I believe. That I have strong faith. That I love Jesus. That I have a growing relationship with Him. And the rest may take time. And that's okay, we aren't perfect. This journey is constantly a learning experience. God knows what's in our hearts, He forgives us, and He loves us...no matter what. He is so amazing. I can't even begin to explain how mighty and wonderful He is.