"Are you awake?"
You've been asked that at least once in your life right? Everyone has, but there is Someone who asks us that constantly. Someone who is constantly pursuing us and gently shaking us to keep us awake. Who is that Someone? His name is Jesus.
Jesus has given us a reminder in His Word to keep awake, Mark 13:36-37 says, "lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!" He's telling us to stay awake and be alert because we don't know what time He is will be coming back, all we know is that He will be coming back one day and He wants all of His children to be ready and prepared so that our lives glorify Him and receive the prize of spending eternity with Him.
Notice in the verse that it says he will come SUDDENLY. Jesus won't come when expected, He will come back when NO ONE is expecting Him. The reason I think it's that way is because if people know about when Jesus is coming back they will make sure there lives are almost perfect and all but if they don't know when He is coming back they will live as they live. So as a follower of Jesus and someone who loves her brothers and sisters I really want to make sure that you live for Jesus so that you can receive your reward in the end.
I know life is not easy, I think most of us know that. So living for Christ at times can be a challenge but it is really rewarding when you live for the Lord with all of your heart and soul.
Right now you may be caught up in the ways of the world by partying or having sex with anyone or drinking/doing drugs and just all this junk. But let me tell you that living for the world will NEVER, EVER, EVER satisfy you. People may have turned you off of living for Jesus by their actions and maybe you think that living for Jesus isn't any different than living for yourself but let me clear this up for you.. it is!!! Your life will be so much more fulfilled and rich and I'm not gonna tell you it will be easy because it won't be and life won't always be full of Sunshine's and rainbows, that's really just life but I can absolutely promise you that your life will be INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!! The Lord can change you from the inside out but that is up to you. You get to choose your eternity, hell or heaven. Your life will determine where you go, so who will you live for?
If you want to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior pray the prayer on the sidebar. After that you have been born again! Congratulations! We are all so happy to have you apart of the family!!!!
Brothers and sisters, don't forget to stay awake, stay alert, and live for Jesus! Always remember the Lord loves you!!!!