January 19, 2021

He is coming soon!

Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.  Then we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.  1 Thessalonians 4:17-18

What a day this is going to be!  I must admit, I have been looking forward to it for most of my life, but even more so now as we see the day getting close.  There was a time in my life when I thought: “I’m just not ready right now for the LORD to come back and get me”  I don’t know why I thought that other than I was deceived into thinking I was happy right where I was.  Ha!  What a joke that was and a disappointment.  To compare anything in this world with the glory that will be when we are with the LORD Jesus is unimaginable.  I guess it was because I didn’t really know Him that well back then.  Then I started hanging out with Him more and getting to know more about how much He loves me and how wonderful He is to be with.  I enjoy Him so much now in the Spirit, when we are in person with each other it is going the be the best day of my life so far.  Oh, what a day that will be. 

What about you?  Are you looking forward to that day?  The day when Jesus comes back to get His people?  The day when we finally get to leave the darkness of this world and enter into His glorious presence?  Or are you like I once was, still hanging on to pleasures in this world.  Can I tell you, they are so dim compared to His glory!  So short and so fleeting, you will be disappointed in all you put your hope in, in this realm.  Turn you eyes and heart to Him today and start to rejoice because He is coming back to get us and it won’t be long now!

Today I want to encourage you to start looking for Jesus.  Start looking for Him everywhere you go.  His evidence shows up in the goodness around us.  As dark as the world seems, when you see the goodness of God in this world, it shines so bright the darkness disappears.  Stop clinging to the temporary things that this life has to offer and begin to live life with eternity in mind.  Don’t give your heart to the things going on in this world, realize there is a far greater world beyond us and you are a part of it. Today, start making time spent with God your priority and set quiet time aside to hang out with your Father everyday.  Get to know how wonderful, loving and gracious He is.  Then begin to tell others He is coming and take as many people with you as possible.  He’s coming back soon and each day that passes is one day closer to His return!

Today’s scripture reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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