The Goal of the Christian
Revelation 2:10 says this, "Be faithful until death and I will give you the crown of life." See, the goal of the christian life is not to get to a place of ease and comfort. The goal is to be faithful to the Lord until your last breath. So, how are you doing with that? Maybe your life is full of struggles and you think those struggles make it difficult for you to be the witness that God wants you to be but nothing could be further from the truth. Listen, the light that shines the brightest, shines the brightest in the darkest storm. In Acts chapter 15, Paul and Silas were put in prison and the scripture says, " at midnight they were praying and singing hymns of praise and the prisoners were listening to them." Who has a song when the going gets extremely tough? It's those who know the Lord, who walk with the Lord and who are faithful until death. Now that's REAL HOPE.