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. – Romans 10:9
We live in a society that thinks it is ENTITLED to everything. We deserve everything for doing nothing. We put in very little effort or none at all. That tiny word “IF” really bothers some people. IF they have to put forth one iota of effort, forget it – they don’t want it.
When it comes to your eternal life, don’t you think it’s worth investing some time, talent and treasure? The Savior of your soul, Christ Jesus – He invested more than you ever will. He willingly gave Himself – literally – painfully – lovingly. So, IF you think the conditions are too strenuous or too demanding, I suggest you take a look in your Bible at the account of Christ’s crucifixion. You know, if He had not followed through (and by the way, He most certainly would not have had to), where would you and I be? We would be lost for all eternity – and that’s not a thought I like to dwell on for very long. Eternity is forever… jus’ sayin!
We should be praising God and humbly thanking Him every moment of every day for the sacrifice He made so that we could have life everlasting in Paradise! So many think they have found Paradise on this earth, but just wait… the best is yet to come! Sometimes I envy my family because they are already there. I’m still stuck down here where there is anything but peace!
I guess God’s not done with me yet. I guess I’m still here to write about God’s plan for man. His plan for our salvation and eternal life. Life forever with the Savior of the world.
… So I will declare with my mouth that JESUS IS LORD and believe in my heart that God raised Christ from the dead and He now sits at God’s Right hand! I believe that one day I will be in Paradise, Heaven, God’s perfect place where there is no war, no racial tension, no financial concerns, no sickness, no pain, no more separation from loved ones and no more death! In God’s Heaven there is joy, peace, contentment, wellness and one dandy reunion with loved ones – and we get to cast whatever crowns we’ve gotten in this life at the feet of Christ – which is totally cool. It’s ALL about Him because if it were not for Him… I wouldn’t be there!
Who would not want that??? I guess those who have a problem with that little word… IF. 🙂