What's the biggest decision in anybody's life ? Is it work, marriage, promotion, education, retirement , where to work, where to live ? where to invest money ? These are all important, but when we die, we will leave those behind, but where will we go when we die ?
There are many religions in the world telling about the after life or the" life"after we die. Are they all true or which one is true ? Don't you think this is where we have to make the biggest decision of our life ?
But wait all the founders of various religions are all dead and buried except Jesus who the Bible claimed rose from the dead. But let us ask ourselves if we chose Jesus, are we really serious with Him ? Choosing Jesus and not being serious with Him is like not choosing Him at all.
Who can choose for us, for you or for me ? Ultimately we will decide for ourselves, you will decide for yourself, and i will decide for myself? Again this is where everybody or anybody will make the biggest decision of their life.
I chose Jesus. Actually God chose you and me first, all we do really is agree with God. But once we agree with God then it will be forever.
God in us and we in God. But while we are on earth God gave us a book for us to live by, the Bible, and the churches that teach the Bible.
From the Bible i knew Jesus is our Lord, our Savior, the Vine, our Redeemer, our Shepherd, the mighty God, the Almighty, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, the great High Priest, the way, the truth and the Life. The resurrection, the Son of God, the Deliverer, One with the Father, Love, the Living water,KIng of kings, Lord of Lords, the Creator, the Light of the world.
What i overlooked about our Lord is shown in what i am collecting. I have a lot of reading materials,Bibles, discipleship couses, makeshift tables and chairs, shelves, index cards, memory verses, pens, and highliters. I did not want to throw away my old notes, church service programs, sermon outlines,concordance, Christian books, video tapes of sermons and prophecies basicallly afraid to lost information.
Can you guess on what i overlooked? I'll leave a few spaces while you think.
I overlooked that Jesus is Wisdom. Looking back at the Bible i now see that Jesus is described as wise, He is greater than Solomon. Do you noticed that in our prayers (sometimes) we seem to tell God what to do when He is wiser than us ? We seem to tell God we know more than His will, is it not ?
My point: having or knowing Jesus is worth more than all the information, and wisdom of the world.
The apostle Paul wrote in Romans 16:27 to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.
Man has achieved many things like for example Roger Federer won his eight Wimbledon championship. Tom Brady in football playing quarterback for New England Patriots. In my birthplace the Philippines i am proud of my townmate Leo Austria in winning the national championship as coach of San Miguel and my classmate Dr. Mart Ilao for his doctorate in chemistry.Many fellow human beings have done other great things.
What do these got to do with Christian blogs ? Simply this, as Christians the greatest achievement is done by our God through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ has won the victory for us, our salvation through His sacrifice on the cross. There will be no one like Him. The glory belongs to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
I will encourage fellow Christians to celebrate the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ daily.
If you ask yourself ,what are the two greatest desires of life, what would they be ? some might answer, riches and beauty but what about life ? some might answer, life and riches but for how long ? how about health ?Some might say to be famous and wise but what about friends ? Looks like the two greatest desires are not enough, we need more, is it not ?
Looks like our desires are only temporary, is it not ? So i would like to suggest that the two greatest desires of life should be forever, is that okay ?
So what are they now ? Can you think of them ? How about eternal life and eternal happiness. You may say, are those possible ?
Perhaps you are saying those are speculations. But let us ask some more, who can give the greatest desires of life ? answer: God. But why will He give our desires ? He will give our desires if He is happy with us,is it not ? But how can He be happy with us ? If we do His will or obey His commands . What are His will and commands ?
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your strength and with all your soul. And love your neighbor as yourself.
Have we done those ? I do not know about you, i fail most of the time, perhaps you too ?
If so how can we have the two greatest desires of life ? Through grace and Jesus Christ.
Jesus said He is the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Him.
And then when we are able to come to the Father through Jesus then the two greatest desires are ours.