"It is true, of course, that no man enters the kingdom because of his obedience; but it is equally true that no man enters the kingdom who is not obedient." [D A Carlson]

Show me eternity

in From bended knees

God, you are beyond time.
You are eternal.
You existed before the beginning of time.
You have always been, are now, and always will be.
To you a thousand years is like a day, and a day like a thousand years.

praying man

We however are bounded by time.
Our lives on earth are finite, we are born, live but a short number of years, then like a fleeting shadow we die.
We live our lives dictated by the clock, directed by the calendar.
We are comforted by the visible, the tangible, the known, while we flee from the invisible, the untangible and the unknown.

You have told us that you have set eternity in my heart
You have prepared a place for all who love you, an eternal home in your presence.
Yet eternity is sucy a foreign concept to my mind Lord, so difficult for me to grasp.

Show me eternity God
Open my eyes so I may see the big picture,
that I might see the smallness of my existence here on earth, and be reminded of your awesome presence.
May I use eternity to establish my priorities,
and not be comsumed by success, possessions or wealth here on earth.

May you continue to change my perspective of my life,
Give me understanding of my purpose of glorifying you.
As I turn you you more fully,
May you continue to reveal your glory to me,
that my heart will know that you are better than anything that life here on earth can offer;
May you reduce my interest in the things of this world, that they will become empty and boring to my soul.

Through this process Lord,
may my joy overflow as I realise that eternity offers the amazing privelidge of being in your presence for eternity,
to worship and glorify you always,
fullfilling the very purpose for which you created me.

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