Are you shining brightly or corroding on your spiritual journey upon this earth?
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. (Romans 13:11-12 KJV)
There are many snoozing or half-awake Christians crawling about on their knees instead of existing with eyes wide open forging ahead on two strong feet towards the eternal prize inviting everyone they come in contact with to personally join in their spiritual journey towards eternity. Not only does napping or crawling slow down or stop the pace towards eternity but many people, saved and unsaved, are observing your race develop and unfold right in front of their eyes upon earth’s stage. Sleeping walking or lethargic Christians are not giving a good witness or godly example for others to see and follow or imitate as they live upon this earth.
There are many Christians who are wasting their life away upon this earth allowing it to spiritually rust and deteriorate slipping away as life ebbs or draws ever closer to the end of their physical life leading up to the exact moment God calls them to their eternal home. Methuselah lived many productive years upon this earth; 960 years to be exact. Today physical death often rushes in suddenly; ushering individuals into their eternal home on a much shorter period, or time span, than in biblical times. Newspapers across the country report obituaries listing children, young adults, and middle aged adults who have quickly succumbed to the throes of death; entering into their eternal state; cut down in what seems like the prime of their life.
One of the devil’s greatest tactics is leading individuals to stall and him haul around; wasting precious time. Living all for the present; putting off any thoughts or plans towards the future, especially the state of their own eternal future. Your physical death may come yet today and the flower arrangement freshly made at the florist shop may be at the funeral home for your own death tomorrow.
Physical death is certain. Your eternal state is certain. Your permanent eternal address can only be changed or re-routed towards the light of God in Heaven, by placing faith in Him, before you succumb to physical death upon this earth. After death there is no more opportunity.