November 7th, 2014 | By admin
by Katt Anderson
What are your plans for the future? You may say you have a definite plan for what you want to do with your life. Many professions are opened to you each day. You may think you want to be a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher or other professional, but what about your plans for your life? Your eternal life?
We don’t like to think about dying, but we will all do it. As a teen, now is the time to prepare your spiritual life. Now is the time to start learning more about what a Christian must do to enter heaven. In the book, Graduation to Glory, the author says she thought heaven was very far away inhabited by a few people, he parents, her grandparents and others who had died. She never thought of it being a real place until her twelve year old son died. I’m not trying to scare you, but young people die. Do you know where you stand with God?
My mother’s parents never went to church. I can remember seeing my grandfather read his Bible on Sunday mornings as we walked to the little country church, but he missed the fellowship of Christians. I can only remember him being in a church twice, once at Christmas and the other when he died. Sad, so sad.
My grandmother began coming to church with us after he died and rededicated her life to Christ. She was at every service as long as her health permitted. She even taught people to become Christians.
It’s sad they didn’t start learning about what to do to become a Christian in their early years. They probably attended church, in fact I know my grandmother did, but somewhere along the way, they slipped out of the habit.
When God created the earth, it was planned. He didn’t look at what he did the first day and say, “Well, I’ve done this, what next?” No. He knew where he was going with the creation. God knew Christ would have to come to earth. It was in the plan. Like God had a plan, we need a plan today. To make a plan work, you must be diligent about it. You mist enact on the plan. A plan starts with a habit. We enrich the habit each day and the plan is acted upon.
I made a plan over a year ago to read the Bible each day. That’s not much. It probably takes a few minutes each morning, but I can’t get my work done unless I read my Bible. It started as a habit of getting up a few minutes earlier each morning and reading the Bible. Simple.
Since then, I’ve made plans to not think bad thoughts about people, and especially not to repeat what I think. That’s a little harder and each day I’m saying, “Get thee behind me Satan.” That’s a harder challenge, but I’m praying about it. I’m in a very stressful business and not everyone thinks like I do. With God’s help, I’m making progress.
Plan now in your early years to study God’s word, say nice things, work hard, love everyone and become a Christian. These are not difficult things to do. Pray about them and God will help you if your plans are right. Life is not easy, but it can be enjoyable with the help of the Lord.