To live eternally minded is to set our complete desire on the things of God—exclusively giving all we are and have to what matters eternally.
Do you live with an eternal focus?
Although we may aim to live with an eternal mindset—it is easy to divert our attention to the here and now. After all, life and all its details—do scream for our devotion.
Living mindful of eternity does not mean we live careless of this life—just the opposite—we live as good stewards of all God entrusts to us, because we know everything has an eternal value.
Just the thought that our life and its actions carry an eternal value—should make us stop and evaluate what we spend our time, money, deeds, thoughts and words on. Likewise this truth causes us to inspect our heart, because we know where our heart is—our treasure will be as well.
Everyone will face eternity and what we do now will matter then. It is important to examine our life and heart in regard to eternity.
- First—are we in right standing with God and Jesus?
- Second—do we live our life wholly devoted to furthering the Kingdom of God?
- Third—are we good stewards to the life God’s given us, and to all He entrusts to us?
Isaiah 55:1-3 says
Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink—even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk—it’s all free! Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to me, and you will eat what is good. You will enjoy the finest food. “Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David.”
Essentially this scripture asks; why spend your life in service to self? Jesus is the bread of life. When we submit all—not just some—or part—but all to Him—we will be without want.
Please be encouraged to focus your heart on what matters—Jesus. In doing so we can’t help but to be eternally minded.
Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.