5.24.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. 1 John 2:25. Life.

PRAYER: Please pray for direction in each of our lives. That God would continue to guide us as a community to the place that He wants us to be.

DEVOTION: “And in this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life he promised us.” – ‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:25‬

This life. If it’s a good one, we get 90 years give or take a few.

Then we think on eternal life. Like, life that doesn’t stop. Doesn’t ever end. Always happens. The concept of it is almost…well actually….it is, too much to take in. What will we do with all the time? Will we have jobs? Will we care about money, fame, fortune? I hope not….

It’s an incredible thought. This thought on eternal life and what it will look like. How it will be.It’s almost as if I don’t want to think about it because the life that I’m currently living is kinda chock full of stuff…and yet….maybe God reminds us of this eternal life every once in a while to help the end game. Help us with some motivation and inspiration. Could be….

What do you think? Do you think about eternal life? Something you dwell on? Something you look forward to?

Let me know in the comments. Interested to hear your thoughts….

11 Comments

  1. Jon Blume on May 25, 2020 at 10:42 am

    I don’t think about eternal life much. I focus on today and thanking God for allowing me to wake up each morning. I think about the love he has for each of us and the love he asks for each of us to share to others; without request of thanks.

  2. Melynda B Ulrich on May 25, 2020 at 10:53 am

    When I think about my eternal life, I picture it as a family reunion. Seeing all my friends and family, that have gone before me. Oh what a glorious day it will be.
    Knowing I have eternal life, because of Jesus, makes life in this broken world, easier to handle.

  3. Barbara Smith on May 25, 2020 at 10:59 am

    I don’t think about it much. When I do I wonder what it will be like. I don’t dwell on it because I don’t want to have in my what I want it to be! However, I am kind of glad money won’t be an issue then! Right now I am thinking about that deeper relationship.

    • Cindy Lu Callear on May 25, 2020 at 11:38 am

      That has been on my mind during this pandemic. I finally decided that I need to stop hiding and live my life. The Lord has numbered my days and whether it be this virus or something else, when it is my time it is my time to die. I know where I am going so I do not fear. The assurance of eternal life makes a huge difference. That being said I do wear a mask to follow guidelines and protect others.

      • Dave Pettigrew on May 28, 2020 at 1:11 pm

        Cindy Lu, Thanks for sharing. Yes, I think a lot of us have come to that realization that God is in control here, as much as we want to be in control, he’s got this….

  4. Suzanne on May 25, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2

    A couple friends and I had a discussion about this. One friend said her room would have tons of books like the great libraries since she loved books. Another friend spoke about hers being a gourmet kitchen. My room was going to be filled with every art supply imaginable. It was a fun discussion but probably not what Jesus meant. I had thought that in Heaven we would live in our perfect day or perfect season of our life. My fondest memories are of life with my husband and our boys at the ages of 8 and 4. That version of Heaven is probably wrong too.

    As with everything, the answer is in scripture. There is so much scripture I don’t know but I know these….

    Romans 8:18
    18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

    I am still awestruck every time I God’s Glory here on Earth, there is more to come, it is almost too much to take in.

    Revelation 21 says

    …3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man, and He will dwell with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them as their God. 4He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the former things have passed away.” 5And the One seated on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” Then He said, “Write this down, for these words are faithful and true.”…

    He will make all things new….so now; I just know that whatever it is, it’s going to be good. We are meant to share the good news…I don’t have answers about eternity but, hopefully, I can share the hope and the peace that sustains me until then.

    • Peggy F on May 25, 2020 at 5:28 pm

      Amen, Suzanne, Amen !

  5. Christine on May 25, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    I actually think that “eternal life” starts even on this earth! John 17:3 says “Now this is eternal life; that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” Yes, we know God and Jesus even during our time on this earth. Eternal life in heaven will be even greater when we will actually see God face to face! It is hard to imagine what that will be like but so much better than this world!

    • Suzanne on May 25, 2020 at 8:20 pm

      amen

  6. Jacklyn Veiga on May 29, 2020 at 2:49 am

    I stopped caring about a lot of things after my husband passed, Including myself. I was so blessed to have my mother, and sisters pull me through those tough days, years. . Then the rug was pulled out from underneath me twice again, my mother died, then shortly after.. my rock.. my youngest sister died of a massive heart attack at the age of 53. Wow, what a wake up call! Something clicked, I know it was God telling me you need to take care of yourself, you need to live, you are blessed, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I never questioned why the people I loved were taken too soon from this earth., instead my question was, what am I supposed to learn from all this sadness.? I learned that I am strong and resilient, like our father, who suffered more pain than any other human ever could all to save us . He is my strength , my refuge, my fortress. I just had to surrender it all to him in order to receive him.

    • Dave Pettigrew on June 2, 2020 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks for sharing Jacklyn, prayers up for you as you continue to work through your faith. He is indeed our rock, our refuge, our fortress.

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