Tuesday, August 26, 2014

WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT

What is IT all about? The answer is God's presence. For Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. (Psalm 16:11) God wants our journey to be one of life. He sent Jesus that we might experience life and life more abundantly (John 10:10). Just being in His presence for eternity is a joyous occasion. But Wait There's More! God in His abundance desires to shower the Believer in Christ with "pleasures for evermore". To make sure you receive the joy of being eternally in God's presence, living life to the fullest and experiencing His pleasures the all important question becomes - Who do you know?

Jesus spoke about - What It Is All About and who we should know - as He prayed to God The Father -

  • Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. (John 17:3). 

Then later as He prayed for all believers He added -

  • Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. (John 17:24). 

From the moment we are born we are constantly making decisions. The sooner we come to a decision on life after death the sooner our lives can be filled with purpose. If life is not about a relationship with the Way Maker, Jesus Christ, then one's eternal life-giving, joyous, pleasurable destination, usually called Heaven, is in jeopardy. There is an eternity of blessing to experience by accepting, knowing, and loving Jesus as your personal King and Savior. If you have not thought about your eternal destination and who can help you get there, then consider life, consider joy, consider pleasures forevermore, consider Heaven, and consider Jesus Christ - He is what life is all about.

  • For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:16-17)