“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.”

Luke 14:28-30

Are you ready to give up your life here on earth and gain eternal life in Heaven?

It is the cost of what you have given up for God that makes His relationship so valuable to you. If you examine your life, you will know that if you fight for something, you will not want to lose it. Therefore, it is the constant battle that you fight in your heart between faith and doubt, between humility and pride, between light and darkness that makes the peace of Christ so valuable to you. It is the storm in your heart that makes the calm so meaningful to you.

It is only with Jesus in your life that you can remain steady in this unsteady world. That is why it is the thorns and trials that constitute the beauty in our journey to eternity because they strengthen our spiritual life. Salvation is more than just saying, “Lord Jesus, I am a sinner, come into my heart, wash me with your precious Blood, save my soul today”, then going on your merry way. Salvation is a total and complete commitment to Jesus.

That is why the moment we are truly saved, we are engaged in a phenomenal battle (John 15:18-22). Till the end of our days, we will not be out of touch; satan can still reach us but cannot destroy us. If you know this decision to follow Jesus is for eternity, you will give your heart to it.

 

HE WILL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU HAVE NOT ASKED

“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked.” 1 Kings 3:11-12
God was pleased that Solomon requested divine wisdom to carry out his God-given assignment instead of earthly riches or fame, and blessed him more than he could imagine.
In the same way, God tests our hearts to reward us, to see what we truly seek.”

WRITTEN IN HEAVEN

“However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20
When the seventy-two disciples returned with joy from their mission, Jesus warned them that the source of their joy should come not from the visible results of the Spirit’s power, but the Holy Spirit Himself, who has sealed for Christ, and written our name in Heaven.”

REVIVE ME

“As long as you have the gift of life, make sure your spirit is revived and this is something only the Spirit of God can do through His Word, which is spirit and life (John 6:63).

* Oh Holy Spirit, breath of God, breathe in me the breath of God!
* Oh Holy Spirit, through whom all things were created, create in me a new life, a new beginning!.”