Monday, August 18, 2008

thinking eternally means...

thinking eternally means being able to laugh at the lady next to you sucking on her teeth at 6 in the morning.

thinking eternally means not getting mad at the guy driving 25 miles an hour in front of you when you're running late, because really...he could be keeping you from getting in an accident.

thinking eternally means not being upset when you don't get to talk to your boyfriend as much as you'd like because as little time as you get to spend together here, by the grace of God, you've got eternity to hang out.

thinking eternally means realizing that every person you meet is going to have to stand in front of the Lord one day...and it's up to you to let them know that he loves them and wants them to be in heaven with him.

I'm so thankful that God is teaching me to think eternally. In the book "One Thing You Can't Do In Heaven" the author says something to the effect of "you're gonna be dead a whole lot longer than you'll be alive" and it helped me remember that by choosing a life with Christ, I have the freedom to think eternally. Rather than being wrapped up in the day-to-day, I have a hope of something so much bigger than those things. Practice thinking eternally. I bet you'll feel a lot more freedom in life.

1 comment:

  1. Hey I love this passage. I found your blog by typing in that book by Mark Cahill.

    It's true. We are only here a short time on earth compared the the eternity we will have while in Heaven or Hell. So in this short time we need to share Christ with everyone we can; our brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, and those we don't even like, and especially those we do not even know.

    Mark Cahill says in the book that EVERY time we share Christ with someone we are blessed. We can't lose. What a great feeling!

    And knowing that Christ loves us 100% all the time all the way, even if we don't show love back lets us know He is true! His Word is true!

    I believe that we need to be Jesus to everyone. We must think eternally and act incarnationally. It is our job to show Christ through our thoughts, words, and actions. Us being Jesus to the world never stops. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we need to do our best to be Christ.

    The whole point of doing what we do is for people to see Jesus through us. As Ephesians tells us, “We are dead…Christ makes us alive.” We need people to see that Jesus is the only one that can bring them to life and give them life. We can help guide them in that (be the conduit) but God is the power source.