Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Proverbs For Performers (Part 100, Conclusion)
Yes! Heaven Is Real
Do not let your heart envy sinners,
But be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day;
For surely there is a hereafter,
And your hope will not be cut off.
Proverbs 23:17-18 (NKJV)
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your Name
Matthew 6:9 (NKJV)
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ...
Philippians 3:20 (NKJV)
Dreams of heaven thrill believers in God. Although God says our lives are just a breath, a here-today and gone-tomorrow wisp, time can seem like a lingering choke-hold or a nonstop run of feel-good movies:
The former we're frightened will never end, like struggling against unyielding chains; the latter we're certain will always last, but we're floating in a soapbox bubble.
Hard times challenge our determination. Easy times challenge our dedication.
God put eternity in every heart.* Some may not know Him, but still they believe: something supernatural lies beyond. Hollywood imagines the mystery, with handsome vampires and end-time sagas, with witches, wizards and non-dead beings. If we weren't fascinated by these thoughts, spook shows would be shelved. But eternity knocks hard on our hearts.
'Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My Voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me' (Revelation 3:20).
Enter stage right two thousand A.D., actors, models and talent for Christ: holding answers to crucial questions, like whether or not heaven is real. Even so, you must get in the game to offer the Truth for seeking hearts.
If a Proverb is a wise saying, you're saying, God is real. Come and see.
* 'He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end' (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
Carey Lewis Arban
Actors, Models & Talent for Christ
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Proverbs for Performers series.