Monday, September 30, 2013

Do You Like Being a Christian?

Do you remember the line from Pollyanna, where the minister is caught between a lifeless church and trying to please the lady in charge and Pollyanna asks, ‘Do you like being a minister?’”

The minister was taken back by the question, but he spent a sleepless night attempting to change the answer.

Let me ask. Do you like being a Christian?

Sometimes I look into the eyes of a discouraged believer, a trial-worn servant of God, my own reflection in the mirror, and I wonder.

Are you really glad you’re a Christian?

The narrow road is one of faith, and it isn’t always the easiest road.

Some days the broad way looks inviting; easier.

But if we’re weary of walking the narrow path, we’ve forgotten what’s at the end.

Jesus said, “Rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

If we really understood what millions upon millions of years in a place where the fire isn’t quenched and a worm can’t even die would really be like, we would never wear long faces. We would never tire of the journey.

The broad way only leads to destruction.

But that’s not where we’re headed.

The journey we’re on is a narrow road, but it’s a road that leads to life. A life we can’t comprehend. Millions upon millions of years of peace in the presence of the One who loves us more than we can imagine.

If you’re walking the broad way, this life is the only one you will enjoy.  Click here to learn of the joy of walking the way of life.

If you’ve forgotten that joy, remind yourself daily of the many, many wonderful truths of your salvation.

Remind yourself daily that your name is written in heaven.

You will be glad for eternity that you are a Christian.

Rejoice now.  

Jesus said, “I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)

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