Someone asked me to write on this topic, and immediately it made me pause and think about what could be ahead of me in this life.
I am living my life looking forward to seeing a brighter future. There is so much darkness around us, so much hate, so much evil and despair, but I have to look beyond that to something that is imminent, something that will be bright and glorious. That is the Second coming of Jesus.
As I look forward to that day with joy, I am also praying for an abundance of God’s strength, that I will stay close to Him as a good sheep would, I pray that I will not lose faith and bolt in fright to save my own life, something which I cannot do any way.
When I was young I remember reading the bible and thinking why would Peter do such a thing as to deny Jesus. As I grew older, I realized that I could possibly do the same thing. Now I am at a point in my life, where I am leaning hard on God and asking Him to give me that supernatural power that I will need to stand up and claim Him in all situations. I know it can be done, because sometimes we hear on the news that some brave souls died, but while faced with the difficult situation, they still did not renouncing Jesus or their Christian faith. Matthew 26:31 [ Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial ] Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: ‘I will strike the Shepherd, And the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
We know that horrific things will happen at the end of this world because the bible says so, and it seems to be getting rather horrific out there, so I pray that my future will see me remaining one of God’s faithful sheep (followers) right till the bitter end.