An Inevitable Process

Young-Old in MirriorDo you know what’s going to happen when you die? Since it is inevitable, we ought to consider whether or not we’re prepared to die. Death is probably the last thing we want to think about, yet it’s something everyone must face. Making funeral arrangements is important, but God is primarily concerned with our relationships with Him because they determine where we’ll spend eternity. The Bible tells us, “it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,” (Heb. 9:27) so we must have a clear understanding of what happens to us after we die. Those who have not accepted Christ as Savior have good reason to fear death, but believers can have confidence knowing that it’s the means by which we are ushered into heaven. Whenever loved ones die, we grieve, but if they were believers, we also celebrate because they are with Jesus. One day, we’ll see them again in heaven. Continue reading “An Inevitable Process”

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I Got This

I am very fortunate in that I get to share the best part of my week, the beginning, with a great group of people and recently during our weekly get together a very interesting question was asked by a person in our group most would consider to be a very logical, very intelligent person who has experienced what could arguably be considered their fair share of successes in life.  This person basically wanted an explanation, an understanding, for lack of better words if you will for a person, someone like the average everyday Joe who is able to be successful in life without believing, placing faith in, or following God. Until that point I honestly had really never given it much thought. I mean the world is broken, man fallen, if you follow the practices, principles, and adhere to the standards laid out by the world it is very possible and more than likely for you to realize the very real, albeit temporal success as it is defined by the world. This question of being or experiencing success without God is an interesting one indeed, one that deserves much more conversation than this post can do it justice. With that said here are some thoughts to ponder. Continue reading “I Got This”