May 15, 2016

Ticket to Heaven



John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 6:37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. 

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Some people have the shortsighted notion that salvation is mostly a ticket to heaven. There is so much more to Salvation than a ticket to heaven. It is a ticket with benefits. So please don’t merely bide your time on this earth waiting to cash your ticket in. Abide in Jesus here and now.

My life in Jesus Christ is everything to me. Every day I run to Him as fast as I can and rest in the relationship I have with the Lord.

I have been a born again child of God for many, many years and as the years go by-

I am more assured of His love for me.

I am more assured of His healing and restorative power for life’s pain and disappointments.

I am more aware of His grace and mercy.

I know the joy in knowing Him.

I know where to run when I am afraid.

I know who to cling to when the storms come.

I know who to take great delight in and know He delights in me!

Sometimes, even as born again believers, we live as though we have forgotten all we have in Christ through salvation in Him.

Maybe someone needs a reminder….

Do you remember or have you forgotten?
Jesus laid down His life for you
To give you Life and Love
To fill your heart with Joy
To embrace your life with Freedom and Peace
Do you need reminded how much He loves you?

Jeremiah 31:3
I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore I have drawn you with loving-kindness.

Romans 8:38-39
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.