Preparation for Eternity - Thursdays dose - October 13th 2011

Thursdays dose - October 13th 2011 

Preparation for Eternity

"Prepare to meet your God" - (Amos 4:12, NIV). 

"I came home from work last evening," said David E. Leininger, "greeted the family, changed clothes, and began reading the mail. This week's Newsweek was there, so I began flipping through. Early on I came to this rather striking ad: it said, 'It's 1998. You're DEAD. What do you do now? Just for a minute, think the unthinkable. Think about when suddenly you're not there.' And then the ad goes on to try to sell life insurance. Years ago, a friend of mine who was an insurance agent would approach potential clients on the street and say, 'I had a dream about you last night ... I dreamed you died ... and you didn't have insurance!' The amazing thing to me is that his approach actually worked—he made a fine living."

I find it interesting that the first thing many people read in the
daily newspaper is the obituary notices. I don't know why except it
is an admission of sorts that death is a fact of life.

Other people avoid reading the obituary notices altogether as they
don't want to even begin to think of death. This is sad because
sooner or later it happens to us all for nobody gets out of this
place alive. In younger days death seemed a life-time away—and it
was. The years passed, then my father died, then my mother ... Dying doesn't bother me but the process can be frightening if one should lose his or her health and especially his or her mind. Over that we have little or no control.

However, what we do have control over is the life after death. Should you have a dream tonight that you died, what would happen to you? Where would you spend eternity if this were a reality and not a dream? Better still, where will you spend eternity when this is a reality?

Prayer: "Almighty God, thank you for letting me know in your Word
that I need to be prepared to meet you at the end of my life here on
earth. And thank you for showing me the way you have provided for
such preparation by accepting your Son, Jesus, as my personal Lord
and Savior. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer.
Gratefully, In Jesus loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Thursday and God Bless you all.
Courtesy: Daily Dose Team