It’s Time to Wake Up
By Greg Laurie
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
—2 Corinthians 5:17
Years ago, I was traveling with a good friend of mine who likes to do pranks. Of course, I like to do them too. When I travel, I request wake-up calls wherever I’m staying. I was leaving the next day before my
friend was, so I called the front desk and requested two wake-up calls for his room: one at 4:30 a.m. and another one at 5:00.
After I got home, he called me and said, “Do you know what happened
to me? They called my room at 4:30 in the morning. I knew it was you, so I didn’t even answer the phone. The next thing I knew, they were in my room, shaking me in my bed, afraid that I missed my call.”
Maybe the Lord has given you a little shake recently. Maybe something has happened that reminded you life can be short. Are you right with God?
One of these days, eternity will come for every
one of us. That’s why the Bible says, “Prepare to meet your God” (Amos 4:12 NKJV).
If this were your last day to believe in Jesus Christ, do you have complete confidence that you would
go to Heaven when you die? Maybe something has a stranglehold on you, and you think you won’t ever be able to break the cycle in your life.
Without Christ that may be true. But He can break the cycle
of sin. The Bible tells us, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV).
God can change your story.
It can have a different ending, and you really can live happily ever after—not necessarily on earth, but in Heaven as you spend all eternity with Him. This is the hope of every Christian.