Saturday, September 27, 2008

Just a Little Suggestion...

" Just a lil suggestion for
you later on in life~Don't
place 100% of yourself into any one
earthly thing.... cause if it leaves
or crumbles your left with nothin!
He's the only one who will never
leave you, no matter what. Keep your
eyes on the prize!! I love you."

one of the people i love most wrote this note in my church notebook a little over two years ago.
When I filled up that notebook I tore out that sheet of paper and taped it to the inside of my Bible.
What is written in that note is one of the best suggestions anyone could ever give me.
It's one of those things that I've grown up being taught, but I still need to be reminded of often.

So many times we get caught up in our everyday life that we tend to put God on the back burner. Sure, He's still a part of our life.... but honestly, God's not supposed to be "a part" of our life--
He should BE our life.
........but how can He be our life if we don't spend time
talking to Him,
reading His word,
listening to His word be taught,
and fellowshipping with other believers??

What's said in this note is so important--
so many times we pour our lives into earthly things
things that honestly, could crumble at any minute...
In all the crazy stuff that goes on in this world
we need to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus
we need to see everything in the light of eternity
all the things that we pour our time, money, emotions etc into--
will they matter in eternity??
Are they growing us as Christians and advancing His kingdom?
Or are we more focused on other things...
things that may not necissarily be "bad"
but are slowing taking Christ's place in our lives.

"Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in his wonderful face,
And the things of this earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace"


Naomi said...

Wow! Thanks so much for that reminder!!
Lots of Love in Christ,

Lydia said...

thats so true! I have been so burdened about that very thing recently and want so much for me life to be focused on living for Jesus and not the passing things of this world. luv u girl,

Kalani said...

Thank you for sharing your note! I was greatly encouraged to continue pressing forward and giving all to God! Your words were excellent!!
(By the way: I saw your link through Lydia's blog!)