Sunday, October 19, 2008
What's In It For Me??
Some, who consider turning their lives over to God, wonder what's in it for me?? What do I get out of it? When one gives onesself to God, it is no longer about you, but about serving God and allowing Him to work through you. You are blessed by blessing others. In turn, if you have total faith and belief, you receive eternal life. That is what's in it for you. God wants to give you a piece of His kingdom. You become His heirs. And, this is what you inherit: "Then He who sat on the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new....It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.'" (Revelations 21: 5-7) The New Jerusalem: "The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass...The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life." (Revelations 21: 18-21. 23-27) What an awesomely, breathtaking gift! God seems to ask so little for us to receive so much. So, the next time time you're asked, or being asked, "What's in it for me" if I turn my life over to God think about this! Love, Beau