What if those of us who say we are Christians really believed we are children of God and safe for eternity? What if we really believed and understood that this world is only a temporary stop along the way for us?
Our outlook would be much different. Our behavior would change. People wouldn’t have to fight over worldly goods or worldly ideas, because we’d know there’s a better home for us in heaven with Jesus and that He has created for us the best of the best and all we could ever want.
If we really believed that the Holy Spirit is with us daily, we would be more confident, would we not? I don’t mean that we would get rich or be the prettiest or the best. I mean what if we really knew and accepted that Jesus has left us with a Holy Spirit than can protect, guide and comfort us? What if we communicated with that ever-abiding spirit instead of our worldly selves?
Think about what we would be like and how we would really feel if we believed what we say we believe and lived as though our lives are eternal and nothing can end our lives because we are promised eternal life through Christ.
What if by leaning on the promises of Jesus Christ, we feared nothing?
We don’t live that way. We don’t even come close.
Just something to think about. What if we really believed? How would our lives change? How would our world change?