In Our Lifetime

Devotional—The Struggle of Sanctification–In Our Lifetime

The speaker, Pastor John Lomacang asked, “Have you considered that Jesus may come in your lifetime?” Truthfully, my answer was no. To say the question is thought-provoking is most likely an understatement.

We believe Jesus’ encouraging words in John 14:1-3, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

And we are aware of Jesus’ promise, “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work” (Revelation 22:12). Yet, many Christians are not actively preparing for the soon coming of Jesus.

The second extremely personal question “Are you ready for Jesus to come?” is answered by God. Our Creator knows that the majority of believers are not ready. God’s love, grace, mercy, and longsuffering is the reason that He has delayed the Second Coming of Jesus. Yet, the Apostle Peter warns us of our disbelief in Jesus’ promise, “Behold, I come quickly” as evidenced by our lax behaviors and absence of a steadfast relationship with Jesus Christ. 

The Day of the Lord is Coming!

“Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, ‘What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From, before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.'” (2 Peter 3:3-4)

Prayer: God, we ask for forgiveness for taking Your love, grace, and mercy for granted. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen. 

Author: steps2successwithspiritualsolutions

I am a Woman of God who desires to provide spiritual guidance to those in mental, emotional, and spiritual distress. Many of us have experienced a devastating life event within the past three years. If so, then we share something in common. My life restarted in 2020. And my healing journey lasted for 16 months. It takes courage, perseverance, faith, and trust in God to restructure and build a new life. Yet, in Isaiah 43, verses 1-3, God promises us that we will never be alone. We can have the assurance that God is with us in every stormy hardship. Pray daily and pray often. Study the Bible. The Scriptures are a Love Letter from God to those who accept Jesus as their personal Savior. You will receive comfort, knowledge, and wisdom. God says, "I have loved you with an everlasting love." Jeremiah 31:3. Be blessed in Jesus' name. Amen. By profession, I am a Registered Nurse, with a passion for helping others overcome the obstacles in their lives. I am a writer of Devotionals, Romantic Poetry, and Research Articles. The recent development of Mentoring and launching as a Motivational Speaker has prompted me to address real-life issues for women from a spiritual perspective.

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