An eternal perspective grants us mastery over this present world. If we look at our lives at this moment, how do we see our trials? Are they burdensome, depressing, overwhelming, worthless, and to be avoided at all cost? Or can we rise up higher and see the eternal realm?
2 Cor 4:16-18(MSG) puts it this way – So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.
Everything in life is crafted from the unseen and the intangible. Are we living as if we are citizens of heaven or citizens of the earth? Are we bringing the eternal dimension into our daily tasks and the ordinary? As believers have the calling to bring eternity into time. To bring the reality of heaven down to earth. This was how Jesus taught us to pray… Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven Matt 6:10(KJV).
The sight of Eternity is a subject that must permeate every nook and cranny of our everyday life if we are to fulfil God’s purpose. The psalmist in Ps90:12 prayed the Lord would ‘teach us to number our days, so that we might apply our hearts to wisdom’.
How real is Eternity to you?
As we call ‘Eternity’ and ‘Eternal Life’ to focus this month, may the Lord cause us to be driven by a cause of eternal value.