Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Go for the Gold

Life is a race. A steady climb for the top. Sometimes in this wearying battle, we forget what lies before us. This world is not the end. If we have given our lives to Jesus Christ, then we have a wonderful home in heaven to look forward to. If we have not done so, then our only expectations when we die are torture and torment in a hell that will go on for eternity. Often, we are too afraid to be this frank, but if we do not share this truth, how will people know.

I encourage you--make sure you're running this race for a home in heaven. A real gold worth obtaining.

Hebrews 12:1-3 (NASB) ~ "Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."