This week I want to tell you how important it is to let God into your life. But before you go in search of the why’s and why not’s, there are some ground rules to consider. Your heavenly Father has definite plans for you and it all begins with His son, Jesus Christ. He explains by saying, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). If you truly want a permanent relationship with God you must first accept Jesus as your savior. As written in my book Living Life, the fullness of life is realized through Christ and Him alone.
Sir Winston Churchill once said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going”. The pun is obvious; you’ve made and are living with bad decisions. Wise-up, choose a lifestyle that works both now and in the future. It is your prerogative – but know this: letting God rule your life will change its direction. In the eyes of God humanity on earth is two dimensional and consist of two groups. One group is made up of people who surrender their lives to Jesus Christ while the other group includes the people who reject Him. Likewise, eternity may be viewed as two dimensional. Heaven is where Jesus Christ has prepared a place for His saints and hell is where God has prepared a place for Satan and everyone who denied Christ while on earth. The imagery invokes thoughts of celestial celebrations on streets of gold versus acrid smoke rising from fiery bottomless pits filled with people that made bad decisions. So, given the facts, the importance of letting God into your life should be a no-brainer.
By now I hope to have nudged you in the direction of right decisions. If so, here is a small sampling of your heavenly Father’s earthly provisions. By walking in fellowship with Him you will receive gifts such as love, joy, peace, hope, comfort, healing, guidance… As David said in Psalm 23, “I shall not want”. The bliss of eternal life in heaven will surely dwarf the sprinkling of blessings you will experience on earth. John describes in apocalyptic form a few words concerning His heavenly care, “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying; ‘“Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away”’ (John 21:3 & 4).
This post is designed to open your heart to a better understanding of what it really means to let God into your life.