TODAY THE WORDS are CAN’T PRAY THEM INTO HEAVEN. This morning the topic I am going to write is probably going to be a touchy and sensitive one. It has been placed on my heart so even if you believe differently; that is your right to do so. So many mothers and fathers pray for their children and this has been the way since the beginning of time. This is a beautiful and loving gesture and many knees have been worn from prayers for our loved ones. I know my Mother prayed many prayers for all of her loved ones and she spoke of others praying for her. Please don’t take my message wrong; I am not discouraging prayers. There is a deeper message here. We need prayers daily; we need to pray daily; and we do need to pray for others. The message is when this life is over; the life has been lived; and our funeral has been preached by us and no words as comforting as they are, can pray us into Heaven. My life is my own funeral service and it is either pleasing to God or else I have to be accountable. This message is not to offend anyone; we have to accept God’s words and promises of what happens if we accept Him as Our God and Savior or the penalties if we don’t. The message was placed to give people the opportunity to know our lives cannot be whitewashed because our families love us; because we are liked by people; because we maybe didn’t have an easy life; or any other reason. People, judgment day is real and God doesn’t want any of us to die without having made peace and received forgiveness. I am not standing in judgment of anyone as I will face the same judgment as everyone else will. I have seen so many people taking this life lightly without taking the full breadth of life and eternity seriously and it is serious. Tomorrow may not come; but I can assure you from my belief and trust in God’s Holy Word; we will face judgment. Before the next cruel words or immoral action occurs; please know God is there waiting for you, as I had to do years ago, to bow humbly before Him and ask for His Love to enter into your heart, forgive your sins, and to be by your side until the end of your life. What you are doing now may seem fun; it may be tempting; it may seem harmless; or it may be you don’t seem to care; but a time will come when your last breath is drawn and you will understand this message. I am not a preacher and am a sinner saved by the Grace of God and not worthy of anything; but made worthy and whole through the same grace I am writing about for you if you are lost today. Powerful and God wanted me to share this with someone and you will know who it is. May God bless you today and always.
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
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