References: 1+Thessalonians 4Depending on how much we are yearning and excited to be with our Jesus, our daily decisions in our lives can be changed. How about living today with eternal perspective! 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:24. Let’s read carefully what God told us how to be ready for our Lord Jesus Christ. 19Do not put out the Spirit's fire; 20do not treat prophecies with contempt. 21Test everything. Hold on to the good. 22Avoid every kind of evil. 23May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:19-24)
Our faith is not about what we are DOING, but believing what God has DONE for us. Wow! Hallelujah! When God allowed my sorrow and pain to bring me to the cross, I quietly knelt in His presence. I could not ask for the reason of my sorrow and suffering. There were no words before Him. I met a God who said that He loves me even to the death. Heaven is closer to me now than ever before. My son’s death connected me with the reality of sin and death, and led me closer to my only hope, Jesus Christ. Now, I am forgiven and have hope that will see Jesus and my son some day at a beautiful place where there is no more pain, no more tears and no more fear. Nothing can separate us from the Love of Christ.