Eternity On My Mind

How happy is the man

who does not follow the advice of the wicked

or take the path of sinners

or join a group of mockers!

Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,

And he mediates on it day and night.
— Psalm 1:1-2

As I’ve been reading Psalms, the word “meditation” stood out to me so much. I could spend a nice amount of time reading God’s word, then I go throughout the whole day without thinking about it on my heart. Oh! how much it changes you to let it be a companion of your thoughts! When I meditate on God’s words outside of my quiet time, I let the truth pierce through all the conformities of this world. You see, the world has shaped a way of thinking that makes no room for Him. It set up endless of distractions, telling you to look at what’s tangible & urgent, but not necessary what’s everlasting & important. In Colossians 3:2 it says to, “set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth" - to actually think about heavenly things and what will last even when our lives on earth end. With eternity on our minds, something new starts to happen. Our thinking is shifted, and our heart begins make room for God. Have you guys ever thought of something exciting that you were going to do & longed for that day to come soon?

It’s a type of joy you can feel. You know it’s real and how it’s going to happen soon, but what if we got that way about heaven? I started to ask myself, “well why don’t I get excited for heaven? Why is that excitement not there?” And honestly, I think it’s because I set my eyes too long on the world and what it has to offer. A Christian who has their eyes set on Jesus will know the awaiting joy of heaven. They will know the urgency & importance of sharing the gospel with friend or even a stranger. We will become mission minded like how Jesus was on His short years on earth.

May eternity be etched in our hearts.

 

Thumbnail image from Candace Shane.