Do you know that you have choice about where you will spend eternity? Do you know that you are the only one who can make that choice for yourself? God has offered you a place with Him in heaven, but in order to receive that gift you must accept the forgiveness offered through the sacrifice made by His Son, Jesus Christ. If you do, you will be received by Him with open, loving arms. But those who choose to never receive God's forgiveness in this life will also choose an eternity without God and all that He is - love, joy, peace. I pray you choose the Lord.
As promised in the post for Part 1, here's Part 2 of Anne Graham Lotz' powerful teaching, Choose You This Day, about the Heavenly home that Jesus Christ has created for us, and also a look at the sobering alternative.
"And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." (Joshua 24:15)
For those of you who have chosen Christ, keep your eyes on the Prize - our Lord Jesus and our glorious eternal home with Him. This life is challenging to say the least, and may very well get much more difficult before our time here is over. But a day will soon come when all the pain and suffering of this life will fade away to nothing and all we'll see and know is an atmosphere thick with the praise and worship of our King and the brilliant light of His countenance illuminating with love for His children forever.
"For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)