Too Busy for Heaven

Picture it. Heaven. Eternal life. Everlasting. All joy. All praise. Totally pure. No tears. No pain. No violence. No abuse. No problems. No troubles. No challenges. Mansions. Streets of gold. Hearts that love – and love, and love. Love all the time. Kindness always. Loved ones. But this is not all. This is the least of it. The greatest – the King. King of Kings. Lord of Lords. Jesus. And, on His left hand, our Father. In heaven. Life forever and ever with the Lord God almighty. What’s that you say? Excuse me? You’re guaranteed eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ, and you what? You said what? Are you kidding me? You’re too busy?!

 Oh my God! Well, let’s face it. If you’re too busy on earth for God, what makes you think you won’t be too busy in heaven also? What’s that you say? You what? You’re too busy to go to heaven when it’s time? Oh my God! Oh, no, I get it. You’re not too busy to go to heaven. You’re just too busy on earth to love the Lord, to love your neighbor, to study God’s Word, to have an intimate relationship with Him, to go to church, to fellowship with the Body of Christ, and to serve the Lord with all your heart.

But you won’t be too busy to go to heaven, right? So let me ask you a question. Just one. One simple question. In fact, one simple scripture. What will you do when you get to heaven and Jesus tells you He never knew you? Oh, I know. You’ll tell Him the same thing you told me – and your other friends, and your family, and those in need. Of course. You’ll just tell Jesus you were too busy to get to know Him. No big deal, right?

After all, you don’t think it’s a big deal when you tell your loved ones you’re too busy. So what’s the big deal in telling Jesus the very same thing? Uh oh, you’re a little uncomfortable, right? In fact, you’re squirming just a bit. You’re feeling a little under the spotlight. You’re wondering – Well, what exactly are you wondering? Get busy.

It’s not too late to change your calendar, to open up your schedule, to re-do your priorities, to take another look at your relationship with the Lord – or, perhaps, lack thereof. And, by the way, for those of you who have not met the Lord on earth as of yet, He stands knocking at the door of your heart – waiting. I wonder if He ever gets lonely?

Between waiting for those who believe in Him to remember, recognize, and have a relationship with Him as they follow Him, and those for whom He waits to invite Him into their hearts and lives as Lord and Savior, I wonder how much time He spends feeling a little lonely.

Can you imagine? He gave up His life, He took the world’s sins upon Himself, He died a death that none of us can fathom, and He didn’t sin a single time to deserve any of what He took upon Himself – and now look. He hears it every day, every hour, every minute, every second.

Picture it.

“Jesus, I’m too busy for you.”

Picture it.

What if Jesus had been too busy for us? He could have been too busy to die on the cross. He could have been too busy to rise again. He could even be too busy now to pray for us, to love us, to offer His love to us forever and ever and ever.

But Jesus wasn’t too busy. He isn’t too busy now either.

But what about you?

Mat 7:23 KJV  “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Rev 3:20 KJV  “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

Rom 10:8 KJV  “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 
Rom 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 
Rom 10:10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

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