Okay, so a little envy slipped from this chica’s heart. Do you blame me? My friend described the house she’s building right on the water in a prestigious area in Florida.

But envy soon changed to wisdom. “What’s wrong with you,” I said to myself, “you live in a mansion yourself.”

Compared to our dilapidated house in Bolivia, our home now is a mansion. We have electricity and running water. We’re living in total luxury!

And speaking of houses, my friend reminded me that it’s not so much the house we have but what matters are three things: location, location, location.

And caramba, amigos, those three things also matter when it comes to the location of our heart. If we want to reside in the mansion Jesus prepared for us, the location of our soul is the key.

Is it located in the swamp of misunderstanding—faith in a religion will bring us to heaven?
Is it nestled in the sand of misconception—the good things we do in this life will open the door to heaven?
Is it located in the mistaken notion that God is too kind to allow anyone to spend eternity in hell?
I know I’m getting a bit harsh here. But this is important stuff. Eternity is a long time. It happens to last forever. And the location of our heart while on these few days on earth will determine our final residence after we take our last breath and enter that forever place. So, the question is: how are we saved from ending up in the midst of hot flames?

“But what does it say? ‘The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,’ that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: that if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:8-9).

Father, I confess my heart lived in the wrong side of the tracks—living according to my own wisdom, and my own path to enter heaven. Thank you for shining truth in my heart—through your son Jesus, I have the key to open the door to heaven and settle in the room you prepared. In His name I thank you. Amen.

What do you believe opens the doors to heaven?
Where is your heart located?
Should you take your last breath tonight, where will you spend eternity?

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