Where will I go when I die? This question grips the heart of humanity. Do we simply play our part and shuffle off the stage into obscurity and nothingness? What happens the moment we die? Do all dead people go to a better place? In the next several posts, I will attempt to help us understand what the Bible says about what happens the moment we die.
Several years ago, the Holy Spirit exposed my heart – at McDonald’s, of all places. The incident tested the strength of my integrity and the wholeness of my character.
After I had become a believer in Jesus, I wrestled with many questions. However, the one issue I dealt with more than any was: Can I lose my salvation? This question haunted me and dealt a severe and vicious blow to my spiritual confidence. Why did I think this way? Were my fears justified?
Have you ever felt abandoned by God? Disappointed by him – the way he’s running the world and the way he’s running or seemingly “ruining” your life? Though we get upset with him, I don’t know anyone who has ever filed a restraining order against the Almighty. Well, several days ago, that changed.
Just because we don’t always see God explicitly working and moving in our lives, does not mean he is not quietly working in the background of our lives. It’s called “The Esther Effect.”
Attending worship has fallen on hard times. More people are skipping the worship gathering. The pews are empty, and the buildings have become increasingly cold. Even committed Christians are attending church less. I wonder if people realize the spiritual benefits they are forfeiting when they miss the worship gathering.
“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.”