ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,   John 3:16,  12:24-26,   17:20-26

ETERNAL VISION,    “WORTH CONSIDERING”    11/22/19,   (Across my desk this morning.)

Today’s Scripture
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy].”  Ecc. 3:11
Eternity Is In Your Heart

God has placed eternity in the hearts of mankind. Everything we experience not only serves a purpose here on earth, but it serves a purpose for eternity. Right now, God is working in you and putting inside you everything you need to fulfill your eternal destiny. He is making you ready to rule and reign with Him. As long as you are moving forward and gaining strength, you are gaining eternal victory. View what’s going on in your life with an eternal perspective. You have a higher calling; you have a greater purpose. Focus on what God is doing in your life. Don’t allow the little irritations to get you off course or distract you from what God has called you to do. Open your heart and mind and allow Him to prepare you for eternity. As you keep an eternal perspective and stay determined to be who God has called you to be, you will see His hand moving in your life, and you will live as an overcomer now and throughout eternity.

A Prayer for Today
“Father in heaven, thank You for placing eternity in my heart. Help me stay focused on things that have eternal value so that I can live to give You glory.”

My Thoughts
Long before I became a Christian in 1955, somewhere deep in my heart of hearts, I knew that death was not an end of things.  There was just too much planning in the creation around me for there not to be a source,  an “Intelligent Design” source, if you will.   Things in my body, this world and the universe shout loudly that there must be a Creator.   But then the world is in such a mess at the hands of man that you quickly get involved in trying to just survive.   And if you do, then to try to survive better than any one else.  As if security was based on what we have rather than who we are.   But then as life goes on and we get older there seems to be a vacuum in us that things or people can not fill.  But then some, a few, find that to be a God shaped vacuum that is really made for the Holy Spirit to fill and is empty.  And that it can not be filled otherwise.  HIS design plan is to have us invite the Holy Spirit into our lives to fill that void.  Adam kicked HIM out but in Jesus we now have the right to invite HIM back in.
Read the Gospel of John and deeply consider what you are reading.  Especially the verses listed above.

That the Creator wants to train us to learn to be in HIS Image and Likeness.  He teaches us a lot about this through Apostle Paul in Romans chapters 7 – 10.   Any one searching for Truth and Light should dissect those chapters in Romans and then follow up with a good in depth study of the little letters of James and Jude.  James and Jude were other children of Mary and Joseph and grew up with Jesus.  Their insight is profoundly helpful for a good overview of eternal things from the Creator’s perspective.  And it is faith in HIS perspective that helps us grow up to be like HIM.  Peter tells it this way:

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him (Jesus) that hath called us to glory and virtue: whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these we might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

So our Creator is hoping for us to decide to point our free will towards HIM in Light, Love, Humility, Obedience and FAITH in order for HIM to create an eternal family with us.  All creation is held together by HIS LOVING FAITH.   HE is seeking to teach us how to use faith as well.  “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”  Heb.11:6

Yours, in HIS great LOVE and wonderful grace and mercy,   Ken<><

(There is but one Church of Christ Jesus and all who LOVE & OBEY HIM,  are members.)

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