Continued Thoughts – Eternity in mind


So I’ve been on a long haitus and there are so many thoughts running through me that I don’t really know where to begin, so just bear with me for a second.

I visited my Grandfather in Zimbabwe last Christmas (2014) and saw my Grandmother’s grave and the emotions I felt during the visit were mixed up with sorrow and purpose. I spent three weeks back home (Zim) and decided to talk about Jesus Christ to my Grandfather and Aunt. When I visited them with my twin, they were caught up in grief that they were like two zombies living in the same house not really communicating with each other until it was time to do necessary things like pay bills and prepare food to eat.

My sister and I engaged them in talks about the Bible and talked about Christ and had debates since my Grandfather is Catholic we had a whole spiel about purgatory and how that doesn’t exist etc. The fact that we had a heated discussion about it brought my Grandfather back to really think long and deep about how much he knew about the Word. Both he and my aunt are Christian, but even so…they needed to be uplifted and encouraged. Sometimes, when you encounter death of a loved one, there is that shock that comes to your system about the whole finality of it all, but the truth is, death is just a transition into the next eternity. We choose what eternity we will go to by the choices that we make right NOW in this life.

I didn’t really want to talk about that, but what I wanted to say is that we must have eternity in mind.

Do you even know where you are going right now with the choices that you are making?

Life is but a short time and the most important choice that anyone can make in such a short time is to choose Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It takes a great amount of faith to believe that and for those that do believe He is and is to come, the question is how are we sharing what we believe? Are we even sharing what we believe to others at all?


 

Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.


In the book of Isaiah, God is referred to as the “High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity”. Only the contrite and humble in spirit dwell with Him there. If there is any area in your life that you are struggling with, then put your trust in the One who is able to help you overcome your weaknesses. You haven’t got the time to figure things out on your own with your limited level of understanding when Jesus is giving you His helping hand. Only pride, arrogance and fear keeps you from reaching out to His hand.


 

Learn to set aside your pride for one moment and humble yourself before him. Dig deep into your heart and recognize that you aren’t that bright all by yourself to save even yourself from yourself. You need God, you need Jesus and you need the power of the Holy Spirit to sustain you.


Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.


The kind of eternity we should seek is where we acknowledge that we are saved by grace and not by human hands.


 

After the experience of losing someone important to me, I’ve felt a deep appreciation towards God because he gave me grandparents that love (and have loved) me unconditionally. I’ve made seriously stupid mistakes, but through their love, I can understand God’s love for us. Not everyone is fortunate to have loving family members like myself, but for those that have had that experience, you should be very thankful. Do not scorn God for when they pass away and leave you. Rather rejoice in the fact that you have had that taste of God’s love through the people he has placed in your life.

God shows His love to us through different people. We can get closed-minded when we only focus on those that we grew up with and fail to see that there are countless others who have offered an extended hand to you. Can you see God through other people’s eyes? Look at who is around you and learn to appreciate them while you still can because you don’t know the day or the hour that they’ll leave your life forever. Have eternity in mind.

Here is a song by Youthful Praise called Lord You’re Mighty. May it bless your spirit today 😀

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