Thursday, March 01, 2007

Day 4 - The reason for my being

The reason for my being

Ecclesiastes 3 vs. 11 – says “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; Yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end”

The word of God has reminded me that my life on earth is actually a warm up lap, a practice workout, a rehearsal before the main event – LIFE IN ETERNITY; I was made to last forever, For Eternity. That my earthly body is just a temporary residence for my spirit – a tent – 2 Corinth. 5 vs. 1 – Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven. That when I fully comprehend that there is more to life than just the here and now – and that my life is just a preparation for eternity, I will start living in the light of eternity – which will affect how I handle every relationship, task and circumstance that comes my way. With all this in mind many activities, goals, and problems that have seemed so very important become trivial and unworthy of my attention. Philippians 3 vs. 7 – But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.

So to make the most of my life, I must keep the vision of eternity continually in my mind and the value of it in my life. 1 Corinth. 2 vs. 9 – No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. Matt. 2 vs. 9 – Then the King will say to those on his right, come, you who are blessed by m father, take your inheritance, my kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world - The words of “before I was conceived I was chosen and an inheritance already prepared for me” has been on replay on my mind

The purpose God has for my life doesn’t end on earth; His plan involves more than the minuscule time I will spend on this earth. For the word of God says in Psalm 33 vs. 11 – But the plans of the Lord stands Firm for ever. I need to be prepared for eternity. Just as the nine months I spent in my mother’s womb was a preparation for my life on earth, so also is my life on earth a preparation for my life in eternity. Because His words reminds me in Hebrews 13 vs. 14 – For here we do not have an enduring city; but we are looking for the city that is to come. Compared to eternity, my time on earth is but a fleeting moment, but the consequences of it will last forever. The deeds of my life on earth will determine the destiny of my life in the next. 2 Corinth. 5 vs. 6 – therefore we are always confident knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.

Lessons Learnt on Day 4

The reason for my being is to prepare me for eternity. 1 John 2 vs. 17 – The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God Lives Forever.

So now since I was made to last forever, I have decided to stop worrying about my today; because His word tells me that “whatever is has already been, and whatever will be concerning my life has been before, and God will call the past to account” Ecc. 3 vs. 15 – As in, everything about my life has already been processed by God and Done. Now all I need do is worry about preparing my life for eternity.

3 comments:

Omodudu said...

Word

Angela said...

I am blessed by these teachings. MAy God continue to strengthen us....

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

@omodudu and angela - I pray that the Lord will continue to reveal His word through clearly to you as you spend time with Him. In Jesus name. Amen. have a blessed week.