Asleep in the Light.


With the New Year starting and looking forward, it’s time to assess our life and see where we are going. Many years ago, I gave my heart to the Lord. I began walking after Jesus. I studied to find out who God really was. I didn’t really know Him. I began reading the bible. I had one at home, one in the car and one at work. I read until God would stop and teach me. One morning, God woke me up with a scripture. It is where John and James and their mother went to Jesus to ask a question(Matt.20). They wanted to sit at the right and left hand of Jesus in heaven. Jesus said, you don’t know what you are asking. The Father has already assigned those seats. Jesus said, but you can be baptized into my baptism. Then Jesus turned to me and said, will you be baptized into my baptism. The baptism of Jesus is death. And He was asking me to be baptized. It took 3 days for me to answer Jesus. I didn’t want to die, but I didn’t want to miss God’s plan. I finally agreed. That was 40 years ago. But my life is required at any time. And I need to be ready to go. As it says in 1 Thess. 5:5-6 “ Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.”
So we aren’t to go to sleep in the light of God. But watch and be sober because Jesus comes like a thief in night. Where no man knows the time or the day.

Crain Blanchard.
Joseph1637@juno.com
joseph1637.com

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