As believers, our journey on earth is a journey into eternity. Because of this, we are called to live with eternity in mind.
It is a journey into knowing the heart of Jesus. It is an adventure, discovering what it means to live as if we will never die, to love as if we will never hurt.
We live in light of eternity, mindful that all we do matters more than it seems. We face every trial knowing it pales in comparison to the glory yet to be revealed (Romans 8:18).
When temptation comes, we can look to our future reward and overcome it. Just as 1 Peter 2:11 exhorts us to flee from the lusts of the flesh, we turn away from sin and to worthwhile heavenly pursuits.
It is a journey that lives out the truth of relationship with Jesus as the most valuable thing and pursues Him with a fervent, holy passion.
God Himself is the most treasured aspect of our lives for all eternity. Nothing else will fulfill us. Neither our greatest pursuits nor our closest family and friends satisfy like Christ will.
The written Word tells us that knowing the Father and the Son is eternal life (John 17:3). Knowing that only God fulfills our every longing fuels us in our pursuit of close companionship with Him above all else.
We are pilgrims headed to a heavenly country. No earthy thing could ever satisfy those who are not of this world.
As we abide in Christ each day, growing in love for Him and obeying His commands, we are sowing to His Spirit of life both on earth and for eternity to come, laying up treasures in Heaven which will never be taken from us (Galatians 6:8-9; Matthew 6:19-21).
Just as Jesus said to Mary of Bethany as she spent time at His feet hanging on His every word: “…only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:42 NASB).
“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.”
Philippians 3:20-21 NKJV