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Pie in the Sky?

. . . To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you . . . 1 Peter 1:4 KJV

                                                                                                    

I have to admit that years ago I had problems wrapping my head, and heart, around what I deemed was the “Pie in the Sky”philosophy of Christianity.  That is until I became a Christian.

For years I dealt with a lot of personal issues that I didn’t understand. I wondered “How can I subscribe to this notion of heaven, when I am going through these trials right now that for the most part, I hadn’t brought on myself?”  I heard ministers of the Gospel telling us that heaven was a place of glory and we were going to have no problems, with new incorruptible bodies, free of sickness and worry.

Fast forward to today.  I’ve come to realize over the past twenty years or so that I could look forward to a future as described by the Gospel. I still have many of the problems of the past and have even developed new health issues.  I’ve had neurological issues, cardio-vascular problems and I am now dealing with cancer.   But as I look back over my time as a bible believing Christian, I see God’s miraculous hand in my life, guiding, forgiving, providing, defending, healing and much more.  Not to forget that I also have the promise of eternal life (what I used to call the pie in the sky.)  Now, it’s real to me because I see what God can do in a person’s life.  He’ll take a sinner and make a believer out them.  Trust me, I am a believer.

You too can have that same promise.  All you need to do is make a firm decision to follow Jesus and that is not at all hard to do.  Just pray this simple prayer: 

Lord Jesus, I freely confess that I am a sinner.  I believe that You died a sinner’s

death and rose from the dead as a show of Your love for me and for the forgiveness

of my sins. I know that I have fallen short of Your Glory and ask you into my life to

by my Lord and Master.  I believe in Your forgiveness of my sins and I want to follow you

and trust You with my very being.  I want to commit my life to serving You. Thank

You Lord Jesus for Your grace and mercy.  This I pray in Your Holy Name, amen.

If you truly prayed that prayer, the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ now resides in your heart, never to leave you or forsake you. He will never let you down and you will spend eternity with Him in Heaven.  Get ready for some delicious pie!

J. Boudreaux

Suggested reading:

Isa. 26:1-21, Rom. 3:23-26, 1 Peter 1:3-9

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