Just yesterday when I was at church I recieved what you might call a revelation from God. Now it wasn't a flash of lightning or a booming voice... It was more like an image placed in my mind and an idea that was ground-shaking to say the least. I was sitting in my seat and praying during the worship time and I began to think about the future and, subconciously, making plans. While I was doing this I suddenly recieved a rebuke, or you could say a reminder, so sharp that I knew I couldn't be from me. It basically said "what are you doing? Don't you know that this isn't your home? Where are you storing up your treasure?" Then I saw an image in my mind that was almost half a feeling. It was like I was past this life, standing before God and I was looking back on my life... If you've never felt this then I really can't explain it very well, but I'll try. Honestly, I have a hard time imagining anything beyond this life. I mean, I believe in heaven and I AM a Christian, and I AM going to be with God some day. But to be able to picture that?? I've never, This was the closest I'd ever come to actually understanding what the Bible meant when it said that this life is like a blink of an eye. It only lasted about a second and then the feeling was gone, but it's not something easily forgotten. Right after the feeling left I had the overwhelming urge that I had to write about this on my blog, so here I am writing!!!
1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive
you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. "
This is what I believe God has given me to share with you.
Look on your life. Can you accept the fact that this life means nothing, and that in mere moments you will be before God? And you must realize that it will be mere moments. This life passes quickly. Even if you're young and it seems that you have a long time left, you don't know what will happen tomorrow. And, even if you live out your entire life, you will (not might) have to give an account to God of EVERYTHING you have done. Weather you are Christian or not you must ask yourself, "Why do I get up every morning?" "Why do I make plans for my future?" Are you planning, or have you give God your future? Even if the things you are planning are "For God" or "Christian" if you're doing it outside of God's will or without His guidance, then you should examine your reasons again. Don't get me wrong, it's not necessarily bad to plan, just make sure that you're planning with the thought "if it's your will, Lord" and not trying to get the Lord to work with your plans. I don't know about you, but at the end of my life I want to be able to say as Paul, knowing that I did my utmost to give God everything!
2 Timothy 4:7-87 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.