In Christ, Your Best Days Are Still Ahead (Weekend Devotional)

November 10, 2012 | Tags: ,

In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.

John 14:2-4 NIV1984

It’s important to remember that in Christ, our best days are ahead of us. The turmoil, suffering, and disappointments we face will all fall away the moment we enter into our heavenly home. And our heavenly home lasts for all eternity. Consider the words written by the Apostle Paul, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us (Romans 8:18 NIV1984). Remember the time you have here is temporary. It will not last forever. But your permanent place, in heaven, in all its perfection, will be your dwelling place forever.

Don’t keep that truth to yourself. Please pray about how you can share it with someone else who doesn’t know Jesus yet. Remember their permanent place is not going to be in heaven if they don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ. As my seminary professor Dr. Mitchell once said, “Earth is the only heaven some people will ever know.” Let the truth of that break you out of the fear of sharing Christ with someone who needs His hope and eternal salvation. After all, how wonderful would it be to arrive in heaven and know that person is there too because you obeyed Jesus in sharing His story with them?

By Courtney Silberman

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