This morning was one of those mornings. A tired morning that leaves you wishing you had a caffeine IV in your arm or a couple of those caffeine patches from the movie, “Meet the Robinson’s”.
But ya keep on keepin’ on. Just keep swimming.
Yesterday, I went to the Galleria (A gigantic fancy mall in Houston) with my siblings and three of our closest family friends, Chloe, Lillie, and Jack. Chloe is from a tiny town in rural Oklahoma. She had never been to a Texas sized mall (everything’s bigger in Texas!), so we took her to the biggest one in Houston that we knew of.
We wanted to culture shock her REAL BAD.
The Galleria has elevators, business offices, hotel suites, ballrooms, fine dining, escalators, several parking garages, an ice skating rink, and just about every store you can think of on like 3 or 4 floors.
Needless to say, Chloe was impressed and in awe of everything.
One of the stores we spent the most time in was the Disney store! Even as older teens and adults, we are still fascinated by Disney. Disney was a huge part of our childhood and we still love it today. I guess it’s like comfort food, ya know? Some times you just want to eat mac n’ cheese, peanut butter and jelly, or chocolate pudding.
Sometimes, you just want to watch The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, or Peter Pan.
I don’t know about you, but when I hear about an upcoming Disney movie, I am pumped! I can’t wait for it to come out. I watch the trailers and interviews, and then memorize the release date. I begin to count down the days until I get to be a little kid again and see the newest Disney masterpiece.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been disappointed by Disney and some of their choices. But I still get excited! Every time a new one comes out, I’m waiting and watching.
That’s what we’re supposed to be doing when it comes to waiting and watching for the Rapture.
I like to think that Disney opened my eyes to the fact that I don’t look forward to the rapture as much as I should. I want a family and all my dreams and aspirations to come true before the trumpet blasts. I am still selfish and desiring the things the world offers instead of anticipating the rapture.
I know that the rapture and going to Heaven will be more joyous and wonderful than anything I can accomplish down here, but it’s hard to not desire a family before I go, ya know? I’m just being real right now.
I’m not some spiritual giant.
If we’re saved, we ought to be so excited to meet Jesus that we just can’t stand to wait! We should be studying His word, watching the signs, learning about the prophecies. The Bible says we get a special blessing just for reading Revelation and learning about His coming.
Do we get more excited about a Disney release than we do about meeting our Best Friend in the air?
More importantly, are YOU going to be raptured or are you going to be left behind? Only the saved, who have given their hearts and lives to Christ, will be spared from the wrath and judgement that is ahead for those who reject God. God has to deal with sin if we don’t deal with our sin by giving it to Him and trusting that he died on the cross for us.
No Disney movie will ever be as good of a story as the story of the Cross. No Disney prince ever loved his princess as much as Jesus loves us. No Disney king was as benevolent as God to send his own Son to die for ALL. No fairy godmother performed as wonderful a miracle as the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
No evil villain has ever wanted to turn you away and distract you from salvation and victory as much as Satan.
It’s time we get our priorities straight. We need to put the Lord first in every aspect of our lives. We should love the coming of our Lord with more zeal than the coming of an anticipated movie.
And that’s hard.
It can be hard to be focused on eternal things because we don’t understand the glory of them. We can only understand what we see and what we can tangibly comprehend. It’s easy to get distracted with what we have here, instead of focusing on what we will have there in eternity.
We have to learn to live with a heavenly mindset. Everything we do here has an impact. This rinky dink blog that God told me to start, it will have some sort of impact in God’s timing. Either a good one or, heaven forbid, a bad one.
One day we will meet Him and we will be thrust irreversably into eternity. Where will you be? One day the Rapture will occur and millions of Christians will meet Jesus in the air, whisked off into eternity with joy and new glorified hearts.
Am I waiting and watching?
Will you meet Him in joy at that Rapture, or in shame at the judgement?
I pray that you’ve trusted Jesus Christ as your savior. He loves you more than anybody else. He knows your heart, your sins, your strengths, and your weaknesses. He wants to transfrom you from a lowly outcast sinner, into a child of the King. All you have to do is repent, believe, and ask.
All you need is repentance in faith, trust, and Jesus blood.
Seek Adventure with Christ,