Pursuing Eternity

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How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
— Psalm 84:1-2

When you die, what will people say about you at your funeral? Will they talk about how great of a person you were, and how loved you made others feel? Will they tell jokes and funny stories about the things you did for fun; or will they truly say “that person lived for another world”. When I die, I want people to say “this world had nothing to offer him that he desired. He was not living for this world, because according to this world, his life didn’t make sense”. At the end of the day, nothing matters outside of we do for God. Therefore our lives should imitate the psalmist who’s “soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord” and who’s “heart and flesh cry out for the living God”.

Correct your perspective and chase after eternal things. Don’t get snared by worldly pleasures and empty pursuits, but spend and be spent for the Kingdom to come.

Heavenly Father, help me to see things in their right perspective. Help me to live for eternity, not getting caught up in the “here and now”. I want to spend and be spent for your purposes, and I ask for the strength to do so. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN!

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