“Therefore, thus will I do unto thee, O Israel; and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel”. Amos 4: 12
People always prepare for very important events in their lives like Examination, marriage, birthday party, having a baby, becoming a professional (eg Footballer, Lawyer, Doctor etc). It is a known fact that if you fail to prepare or plan well, then you have already booked a date with failure. There is an important area of our lives that we all need to prepare for. It is to meet God, our creator and for where we will spend our eternity.
In our text above, God told Israel to prepare to meet with their God. Beloved, it is unfortunate that most people are living for themselves, completely unawares and unprepared for the fact that they will die one day and will be face to face with their maker. They forget or neglect to give attention to the life after now. The most you can live here on earth is about 120 years, if God spares your life. But once you die, eternity begins, and after you have spent, say 120 billion years, eternity would just have begun. Beloved, it is therefore wisdom to use these brief years of ours on earth to prepare for our eternity.
Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh to the father, but by me (John 14:6). Beloved, you need to surrender your life to the Lord Jesus Christ to be your Lord and savior Today. And if you are already a church goer, then you must rededicate yourself to God in Holiness to ensure your life pleases him, for ‘without Holiness, no man shall see the Lord’ (Heb. 12:14b)
You can do so by praying this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I come to you today. I believe you came and died for my sins. Today, I surrender my life to you. Please forgive me all my sins, wash me by your blood, and be my Lord and Saviour. Thank you for saving me. Amen!”
If you pray this prayer and you meant it, then you are now a child of God (John 1: 12). You need to get a Bible and read it daily, and also take time to pray to God and avoid every form of sin. Locate a Bible believing church around you to attend regularly.
God bless You ______________________________________________________________________________