|Posted by Donna Dawson on May 1, 2019 at 11:10 AM|
I have struggled with what we call 'Life'. I like living and I like what I do for a living but I don't like suffering--or didn't until a friend of mine said something very profound. This friend, Howard, has battled cancer twice and is on round three. He loves YHWH Y'shua and knows that heaven awaits him. He is not afraid to die and looks forward to eternity with joy. Yet he embraces the fight to live. I have often wondered why someone with such a grasp on the amazing gift of heaven could be so tenacious in trying to stay alive just that much longer. And then he said it.
"We get one shot to overcome. When we get to heaven, we won't be able to see Y'shua overcome our pain and our suffering. We won't have an opportunity to surrender that one more sin or one more flaw or one more emotion over to him. It will all be finished and we will not be able to grow in faith and truth anymore. Yes, we will have full perfection but we will not be able to receive new rewards for the victories won here in the body."
It was an amazing statement that left me awed. He's right. We get one shot at this life. We get one chance to share the truth with those we love. We get one opportunity to surrender those dark recesses of our minds and watch in amazement as YHWH takes them and makes them clean. We get 'now' only to store up treasures in eternity. Why do we waste this precious time bemoaning the things that cause us to struggle? Those are the very things that reveal Y'shua's victory! I think I will follow Paul's advice. "To live is Y'shua! To die is gain."
Categories: theology in the raw