Girlfriends in God - Jan. 9, 2012


January 9, 2012
Where Are You Going?
Sharon Jaynes

Today’s Truth
For God so loved the world, that Hegave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life, (John3:16, NASB).

Friend to Friend
I was traveling to Canada to speak at a women’s conference. As I approached the passport checker, I held out my little book like a seasoned traveler.

“Are you here for business or pleasure,” the guard asked?

“Well, I’m not sure what to call it.  I’m here for ministry. I’m speaking at a women’s event and it is my pleasure to be here.”

“Where are you going?”

“I’m not sure where the event is, “I answered. “They have someone picking me up.”

“Where are you staying?” she continued.

“You know, I have no idea,” I answered with a smile.

“Excuse me, ma’am. Will you please set aside and follow me?”

“Of course.”

I followed what looked like a police officer as she led me to a little room.  All of a sudden, a twinge of fear rose up in my throat, and I realized I might not have answered her questions with the best answers. I was entering a foreign country and I couldn’t tell them where I was going or where I was staying. I sat in the plastic chair and noticed a security camera in the corner.

In quick order, another man came in the room with an official looking note pad. He asked me a battery of questions. I quickly learned that when those border patrol people ask you where you are going and where you are staying, you’d better have a ready answer. You do not want to be ushered into the little white room with the camera recording your every move.

Thankfully, they let me in the country, and I spoke at the women’s retreat.  But I can assure you, every other time I’ve crossed the border, whether north, south, east or west, I’ve had a ready answer to the questions that I know will be coming my way.

That brings me to a couple of questions we’re all going to have to answer one day. Do you know where you are going?  Do you know where you are staying? Not tomorrow or the next day, but for eternity? If you were to die today, do you know where you’re headed?  If you’re not sure, Click hereto find out more about how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the assurance of heaven as your final destination.

Let’s Pray
Dear Jesus, thank You for giving Your life for me so that I can have eternal life in heaven. I know that I could never earn my salvation…that I could never be good enough. But You were good enough for me. Because of Your finished work on the cross, God has made a way for everyone to believe on You, confess your Name, and be saved.
In Your Name,

Now It’s Your Turn
Picture yourself at the customs counter trying to get into heaven. What about your passport would make the agent let you in?

Do you know where you’re going?

Do you know where you’re staying?

More from the Girlfriends
Once I became a Christian, I knew I was going to heaven, but I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to do until I got there. I had no idea who I was as a child of God, so I lived in continual defeat. It wasn’t until I learned who I was and what I had as a child of God that I began living the victorious life. I want that for you!  To learn more about how to live in victory because of who you are, what you have, and where you are in Christ, see my book, Becoming Spiritually Beautiful and get ready to put on your holy glow!

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Originally published Monday, 09 January 2012.