He Is There: Face-to-Face
"For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known." - 1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV
Thoughts for Today
Jehovah Shammah. He Is There. He is there for every believer throughout their life on earth. And then in heaven. Forever!
Getting to know our Heavenly Father is a lifetime process. Though he is with us, we cannot begin to grasp the magnitude of his greatness. We see only a reflection as in a mirror. But in heaven we will see him face-to-face!
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am." John 14:1-3
Consider this . . .
Jesus has prepared a place for us—the ultimate healing of sicknesses, relationships, and sorrows. "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:4 NIV).
Will you be there?
You can't earn your way. You can't be good enough. Jesus said there is only one way. "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" John 14:6 NIV. We have all sinned. And because God is a holy God, no sin can be in his presence. That would keep us all out of heaven. But God made a way. Jesus, His Son, came from heaven to earth. He lived a perfect life and then suffered an excruciating death on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin. For your sin. He loves you that much. All he asks is that you receive the gift of forgiveness he has provided and follow him.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 NIV
Are you ready?
Father, I thank you for loving me. I thank you for Jesus. I believe he is your son. I believe he died on the cross for my sin. Please forgive me for all my sin. I choose to follow you. In Jesus' name . . .
These thoughts were drawn from …
Knowing God My Father: Applying the Names of God to My Personal Life by Jimmy Ray Lee, D.Min. This curriculum is designed to help people strengthen their relationship with their heavenly Father by applying His names to their personal life. Along with helping Christians know God better, it can serve as an evangelistic tool by giving a true picture of God to people who may have a distorted view of Him because of an absent or abusive earthly father who did not or does not provide for them. This group can also help men who want to be better fathers. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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