Are you a planner? Do you think ahead of time about the things you want to do each day? Do you follow a strict schedule, make a to do list? Or, are you a person that just takes things as they come? Never thinking about tomorrow, let alone the next hour.
Some things we do are just routine like getting up in the morning, going to work or school, getting dressed, eating breakfast. Many of the things we do during a 24 hour period are not planned ahead of time. We make hundreds of decisions throughout each day. Some are seemingly unimportant and really don’t change our lives very much. But still others are important, like what job offer to accept, what college to attend, where we should live.
You might ask, “who cares what my decisions are? It’s nobody’s business but mine anyway.” But Proverbs 5:21 tells us that our choices and decisions are being watched by God himself. Here we read, “For a man’s ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all his paths.” Not only does God watch what we do , He examines it!
So, the greater question is not if you are a planner or not, but whether you let God lead you in your choices? Do you let His love shine through in all you do? Do people around you notice a difference in your attitude and ways?
It is a good God that gives us a free will to make our own choices, but it is greater to know that He is so concerned with us that He watches and examines all we do? And, if we let Him, He will guide us in our paths and all our ways.
“As surely as you live, you will die!” These were the opening words from Rev. Phil Nickles today. Death is not something that most of us like to talk about, but Rev. Nickles’ statement is true. Each of us will live our life, die and then spend eternity somewhere — either heaven or hell.
If asked, I don’t know of anyone that would choose hell instead of heaven — everlasting torment compared to everlasting happiness. It seems like a no-brainer, yet people make this choice everyday.
With a careless or callous attitude toward the Savior people are rejecting the salvation offered by Christ and are setting themselves up for an eternity in hell. Think about that for a minute — unending torment forever!
But there is good news! It doesn’t have to be this way. Romans 10:9 tells us, “That if you confess with your mouth, “That Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” This is a promise from our Lord, it doesn’t say you might be saved, it says you WILL be saved. It’s that simple and if your are saved then your eternity is secured. When this earthly life is over, there will be no doubt, you will have everlasting life in the presence of our God. You will have eternal joy and peace.
That is good news! If you have not made a decision to accept this salvation, please don’t wait any longer. Let Jesus into your heart and life today.
If you would like someone to pray with you or if you want to talk more about salvation please contact us via the church website: eastpointcpchurch.com