From the article: How much is heaven worth to you?
Faith is not
a philosophy you spout about,
an allegiance you live about
with all your heart.
– Luke 10:27
The truth is, what you say is absolutely worthless – without all of you behind it in action. I think what God is saying here is: It’s all or nothing.
A worthless life arrives in Hell –
Life is full and fast and brief
I’ll not throw it all away – for what?
all my heart to Christ,
all my soul to Christ,
all my mind to Christ,
all my strength to Christ
all my willful, willful self,
all I am, all I want — all for Christ alone.
I’ll step on in to Heaven, complete in Him alone.
Salvation is not based on all I do and all I am.
It’s based on His free gift of grace.
But He requires my all.
If I’m not all “in” for Him, my faith is dead (James 2:20) and I’m not His and His alone, and I’m not bound for Heaven. But I could reject His calling me, all my life, and lay upon my deathbed, and finally truly bow my will to Him, and He’d forgive me and receive me into Paradise – just as He did the lucky thief hanging next to Christ at Calvary.
But what if tomorrow never comes for you?