Mickey Walker is a career missionary with Operation Mobilization or OM, and for over 30 years, he's been preaching on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. One day, he struck up a conversation with "a little nun." In his warm and gentle way, Mickey privately asked her, "If you were to die today, where do you think you'd go?" For this nun's response, you need to listen to today's Footsteps. But, I'm going to ask you that same question: "If you were to die today, where do you think you'd go?" Are you hoping for Heaven, but you're not completely sure that you'll make it? Let me give you some Good News. You can settle this issue today, and you can be at peace knowing that you'll be in Heaven one day! You see, it's not about being "good enough" or doing a certain number of good deeds. The Apostle Paul puts it this way:
"But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.
"God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it." (Ephesians 2:4-9, NLT)
Did you grasp it? We're not saved by our works. We're saved by God's grace! And how do we receive this gift of grace? All we have to do is believe in Jesus, and that's called faith. If you still have questions about Jesus and Heaven, I encourage you to click on the link below and watch a video.
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(Photo of OM missionary Mickey Walker)