Where will YOU go?

I have recently enjoyed getting in touch with high school friends on Facebook.  It is interesting to read “walls” of comments….and what people choose to write (even though anyone can read it!).  I have gotten in touch with old classmates and it is interesting to see them now all grown with children and families. 

I have been “following” one particular girl that I knew in high school.  She often writes about partying and being attracted to men.  I have been praying for her and waiting for an opportunity to share my faith with her.  The chance came on Easter.  I’ve noticed that “Janey” takes many of the Facebook quizzes…..things like, what color are you, what character are you, what 80’s song tells your story…  But, on Easter, Janey took the quiz “Where will you go when die?”  Her comments following the quiz opened a door to a conversation.  The quiz said that because she helped people and always tried to be good and live a good life, she would enjoy going to Heaven. 

She seemed a bit confused.  heavenBut, I knew it was something she was thinking about since she took the quiz.

One friend commented on her wall that salvation comes from believing in Jesus, not in what we DO.  But, another girl said, “Oh, you’re going to heaven!  We all are. ”

Whew!  Bells and whistles went off!  I commented in agreement with the first friend and warned “Janey” to be careful in thinking we “all” are going to Heaven.  There is only one way to Heaven….through Jesus Christ.  Jesus says, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.  No one goes to the Father, except through Me.”  And, Jesus tells us that wide is the road that leads to destruction and many will go down it, but the narrow road leads to life. 

Unfortunately, we have people who will whisper to us, “It’s OK.  Don’t worry.  Go along with the crowd.  Live how you want.  You’ll go to heaven.  You’re a good person.”

We live in a world where we can be distracted and seduced and lulled into thinking we are “safe” because we are “good”, especially compared to others around us.  We live in world that tells us there are many ways to heaven, Jesus being only one.  We hear that saying Jesus is the ONLY way is being bigoted and closed minded.

“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  No one comes to the Father, except THROUGH Me.”  John 14:6

But, Jesus didn’t say He was A way, or ONE way, but THE (one and only) way to the Father. 

Have YOU given your life to Christ?  Have YOU accepted Him as Your Lord and Savior?  Have YOU admitted that He is the ONLY way to salvation?  Have YOU fallen to your knees, asking and receiving His forgiveness?  Have YOU proclaimed Him as Lord?  Have YOU surrendered to Him and His love for you?

Lord, You are my salvation.  You are the only way to Heaven.  I confess I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness.  I surrender my heart to You.  I accept You as my Lord and my Savior.  In Jesus’ Name I cry out.  Amen.

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11 thoughts on “Where will YOU go?

  1. Kim

    Good for you for speaking up! The church has remained silent for so long and as a result our country is suffering from it. We as individuals can reach people one person at a time.
    Blessings to you.
    Kim

  2. eph2810

    What a marvelous opportunity to witness!!!! I am glad that God opened a door for communications. He will do the rest 🙂
    In some way the churches today are at fault, but since we are the church, I think we need to speak up when we see that churches don’t proclaim Christ as THE way to salvation…

    Thank you for sharing from your heart.

  3. Laurie Adams

    Facebook is a great way to share our belief in Christ! This reminds me of how many people are so deceived by the enemy and how easy it is to follow after half truths. Praise God that you have the opportunity to share the complete truth with your unsaved friend. -Laurie

  4. Bernadine

    How awesome that you were vigilant and that when He opened the door you spoke up for Him. Praying that the seed you planted will cause you friend to take a second look at her life and accept Jesus Christ.

  5. LynnLynn

    Tracy,

    Excellent post. I know soooo many who have bought into this deception…. I am a good person. I grive over this giant lie.

    Thank you for this post. Have a great day.

  6. Debbie

    What an opportunity the Lord gave to you! I had to reread your post to be sure I read it correctly. Yes, you were praying for this friend. How key is that? I’ve many loved ones who are not yet saved and prayer is what we can do. Pray that the Holy Spirit would prepare their hearts and be open to things of God, that He would put people and circumstances in their lives to draw them to Him. You were already in prayer for your friend and …you were ready for the opportunity to share the Truth with her.

    I wonder how many opportunities we miss to share because we don’t pray for the unsaved. You are not responsible for your friend’s salvation but what an honor and a privilege to share seeds with her. Many others come alongside her. I pray that one day she would indeed accept Jesus as her personal Savior.

  7. Sharon A. Kyser

    In this new age of computers there are now numerous blog friends who are praying for your classmates. There will be alot of people that read the words you gave and will have to hide the Lords’ word in their hearts. The Holy Spirit will tenderize the hearts. God works in HIS time and this encounter you had will work for the Lords’ glory. Praise the Lord that HE loves us soooo much! We serve an AWESOME God!!!!

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