Monday, March 11, 2013

Forever People

Forever People

         We are Forever People.  We are born, we live and we go through death.  However, we do not die.  We change.  Our earthly life is an infinitesimally small portion of our true life and yet we often treat it as the most important thing in our lives.  Jesus said, “For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.” (Mathew 16:26 New Revised Standard Version)

         God is much more concerned about our Forever Life than He is about our earthly life.  I believe that we are so often concerned about our earthly existence that we fail to see God’s plan for our eternal life.  His plans sometimes take us through places, times and situations that we do not like.  Recall that the Israelites had to go through the Red Sea, across the desert, through the flooded Jordon River and then had to fight to secure the “Promised Land”.  And man o man did they ever complain about it.  They fought God most of the way.  You see, to God, this was less than the tick of a clock and was a necessary part of their conditioning and shaping as a nation instead of a disjointed band of family tribes.

         So consider this when next you come to your own Red Sea, desert, flood or fight for what God has promised; perhaps He has you in training camp and is preparing you for the glory to come.  He is thinking of your life forever with Him.

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