I was readying an article about Eternity and it talked about, “needing to get serious about our eternity.” We are only here for a short time, and although it may seem like a long time, it is only a fraction of our actual life span if you include the time you will spend in Heaven. Eternally!
To talk about how we spend our time on earth, we are often busy and hurried, spending little time with the small things that amount to a whole lot! We are often rushed, over-extended in our activities, and spend little actual quality time with those that we love! Why is that? This is the time we need to be building up our loved ones, ensuring that you have told them and prepared them as much as possible for their eternity, their salvation. Are your children saved? Have they been baptized? Have they given their life to Jesus? These are the things we are to do, much more important than band or soccer practice!
Charles Stanley said it best, ” Millions of people know nothing about Jesus, and we’re the ones God has commanded to take the message to them. Both corporately as the church and individually in our spheres of influence, we have the responsibility, to go and make disciples of all nations. (Matt 28:19).”
God said we are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14). “When light enters the room, it drives out darkness.” We are also the salt of the earth. (Matt 5:13). “Salt adds flavor and preserves food from corruption.” Some will want what you have because they will see and feel the love, joy and peace in your world, and then there will be others who are like salt to a wound. However they respond, you keep spreading the message, God will let you know when to stop. (When you are with Him, in Eternity.)
We are to be teachers, teaching others to observe all that He commands. (Matt 28:20). “We often focus on getting people through the door of salvation, then leave them standing alone on the threshold.” After accepting Christ, the real teaching begins, teaching them the truths and ways of God.
We are also to warn others of the consequences of having a life without Jesus. Their eternal destiny is at stake! Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you, and He will show you the way! We do have a tremendous responsibility to share the Word with others, it is not hard, and so worth it, after all, didn’t Jesus die for you to have the ability to do so?