IF PEOPLE WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN, WHY DON'T THEY ACT LIKE IT?
Ask anyone where they want to spend their life after they die. Most always they will tell you they want to go to heaven. Of course, that's the way it has always been. The Bible tells people not to get attached to this world because it is not your true home. But it seems the majority of the people that live on earth act like it will be.
Nobody lives forever here on earth. That can only happen in eternity, because our next address is permanent, heaven or hell. There is no other place of eternal residence, regardless of some of mankind's opinions.
So let's say you believe heaven is your next destination. Now, of course, the requirement is to have given your life over to the One who has the keys to it, and that would be Jesus. Unless a person repents of their sinful ways and lets God change their course in life, the road they'll travel on won't end up in heaven. Those who do, who place their lives in the hands of Jesus, should be really excited about going as soon as possible.
So what seems to hold people back that they would actually fight to stay here as long as they can? Well, it's because they have too many attachments to this world, and that can really rob the true joy from a person's life.
Your main goal in life should be to help secure your family and friends for the trip, as well as yourself. So cast off the attachments of the world so you can focus more on heaven and ensure that your family and friends are eager to follow you.
Mark Taylor is the General Manager of KNEO Radio and President of Sky High Broadcasting. You can read his weekly columns in the Big Nickel, the Newton County News, the Free Press and the Neosho Daily News, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.