I say this from such a deep place of love. In 2020 please stop living life with one foot walking in the world and the other in the Kingdom of God. That’s the equivalent of being lukewarm, and it is not a good thing (Rev 3:16). If you’ve made it this far doing so, you owe God a Hallelujah! Hallelujah because He’s given you time (grace) to make a course correction.
“You only live once” and “God knows my heart” are not acceptable excuses for doing whatever we want when we truly know His expectations and standards for our life.
Dr. Brenda Jefferson of Tampa, FL has a wonderful song called “Heaven”. Some of the lyrics are:
I don’t want to spend my life on earth and miss Heaven.
That’s what it’s all about, folks; eternity. Life here on earth is meant to be fun and fulfilling (John 10:10) but Kingdom driven with eternity as the main focus. The life we live here on earth will dictate where we spend eternity.
“Choose ye THIS day whom you will serve.” (Joshua 24:15) Please don’t spend another day straddling the fence. Holiness is still right (1 Peter 1:16) and it does not have to mean living a boring life.
“But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.” (Eph 4:7) Don’t let your grace run out. Grace is given by God as a gift. To each person He gives a different amount in various areas of life. We cannot afford to look at anyone else and think we are free to live according to their lifestyle because they seem blessed while not living holy. God may have chosen to extend more grace to them in that particular area of their life.
We were created to fulfill His purposes. (Eph 2:10) It is in our best interest to find our God-given purpose. We were not created to fulfill our own selfish, worldly desires. “What does it profit a man, if he gain the world and lose his soul?” (Mark 8:36)
The body of Christ has enough double-agents. Either we are with God are we are not. (Matt 12:30)
Perfection is not required, just genuine effort and a sincere heart to please and serve God.
If you are reading this and you’ve never accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life, now is a perfect time! Romans 10:9-10 will guide you through accepting Him as your Lord and Savior. When you read it, be sure to confess it with your words!
If you don’t have a church, make it a priority to find one in 2020. Be sure they preach truth and not just feel good messages. Balance is important but truth is paramount!
Lastly, if you don’t already know, I really do love you. May you find, have, and keep peace, prosperity, and joy in 2020 and beyond!