Are you prepared for eternity?
This may seem to be an odd question for a Christian who knows they
will go to heaven but what kind of preparations have you done except
to be saved? Are you experiencing spiritual growth? Jesus told his
disciples to prepare for eternity with spiritual growth because it
only happens on earth while our sinful nature struggles against the
born again spirit. Sadly, if you were to look at the amount of time
the average Christian spends fellowshipping with other believers,
studying the Bible and praying, it pales in comparison to all other
activities. Our life on earth is short when compared to eternity and
our spiritual focus is extremely limited when contrasted with our
secular education. Knowledge is learned and skills come through
practice but spiritual maturity only comes from the Holy Spirit.
Jesus said we are to be humble, responsible and display the fruits
of the Holy Spirit. The resulting maturity we obtain through the
trials and sufferings on earth will be with us forever.