James 1:11 For the sun comes up with a scorching heat and parches the grass; its flower falls off and its beauty fades away. Even so will the rich man wither and die in the midst of his pursuits.
This makes me think of how it will be when Jesus comes. We will be doing our thing, running in circles trying to provide for ourselves. In the midst of seeking riches and right in the middle of it— just like in the day of Noah, a storm will hit. Suddenly all those things that ruled our lives are not important anymore, in fact instantly vanish from our minds.
I can see it now, people running to find shelter, to find their loved ones, dropping their purses, their shopping bags, falling to their knees in repentance!
I also think of how cozy our lives can be now, but what good does that do if we spend our lives in hell when we leave here? From a warm cozy bed, a cup of hot chocolate by a warm fire to hell where there is no escape, no turning back.
Forget the stuff and pursue Jesus Now before it’s too late!
John 3: 16 For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. AMPC
Believing in Jesus is more than just a prayer saying we believe. Believing in Jesus is agreeing with Him by living His way in His Kingdom right here and now on the earth.
When we make it our quest to know Jesus, to believe, trust and rely on Him now, then on that day when we leave here we will move in with that One we believe, the One we know.
God said to me one day. Many think they want to move in with Me one day, but right here and now they don’t agree with Me, or even have time for Me, yet still they think they want to move in with Me when they leave here.
So you see it isn’t just a prayer but a commitment to know Him and be in agreement with Him.