Love you all, praying for you!
God showed me something recently. I love it when God changes your perspective – lets you see something in a new way – especially from an eternal view, not just a limited view. Proverbs 90:3 - You turn men back to dust saying, “Return to dust, O sons of men,” for a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by. Wow. The older I get the faster the days pass. Have you noticed that? Have you ever asked yourself - Where did the day go? By the time you get up, spend time with the LORD, go to work, come home, eat dinner, get the kids a bath and bedtime – wow – a day can evaporate quickly. And then His Word reminds us that God’s sight is different than my sight. His perspective is different than mine. I will return to dust eventually – there is no way to avoid it. Unless Jesus returns during my lifetime – I will return to the dust from which I came. So will you. So what do I do while I’m here – in each day that passes so quickly?
God reminded me of the truth that He shared in Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. He has plans for you now – and plans for your future. My whole life – since I was young – I have desired to walk in the plans God has for me. I just trust Him, and I’m growing to trust him more. He’s been faithful all these years. Every need in my entire lifetime He has met – and there have been some big ones. Every danger, He saved me, every struggle He delivered me - my whole life! But then He tells me that my entire life, your entire lifetime (not grade school, or high school, or college days, or newlywed, or starting a family, or in the growing years, the soccer mom years, and then the graduations come and you can’t believe it, and then they start getting married and then the grandchildren come, and then you get older and you see God provide for your grandchildren getting married and having kids… Your entire life – those times when you faced the impossible: from illness that God healed, financial provision that He provided, relationships that He mended, the impossible that He did for you time and time again!) Your entire life. Here’s what God says – it’s like a day in his sight.
One day is like a thousand years in his sight. A thousand years? My life is only 100 years (if God wills it to be) but a thousand years! That’s ten of me! That’s me, my son, his son, and seven grandsons, great grandsons, and great-great grandsons after that. Their entire life – like mine – God being faithful every day, every year – to 10 generations of obeyers just like me. All of that – like one day in God’s sight! My mind is having a hard time grasping that. That means if 1000 years is as one day, then one year is like 365,000 years - to God. 365,000 years? And the sum total of recorded human history is about 6000 years. And one year of our days – is like 365,000 thousand years to God, and 365,000 years is like one year to Him. And eternity is years without end? God said - not only will He be faithful to me, but He will be faithful to ten generations of my family – should He tarry – like it was just one day. And then He showed me something else. If I have a purpose for you in your life (one tenth of one day – in my sight) that I have you here on earth I also have a purpose for you in all of eternity. Just like I fulfill my purpose for you here on earth – so will I fulfill your purpose there.
Your whole life on earth is like a few moments to Him – And He will be faithful in every one! He has a purpose for it which He said He will fulfill. He will show you his provision - every year, every month, every week, every day. To you and generations after you. He will never forget you, or not provide for you – He loves you! 365,000 years like one year to God! So what problem am I facing right now? A job? Money to pay the rent? The car that we need? Is this even the smallest strain for him? Not in the least, not even a blip on the radar, like couch change to God… every financial need of your entire life! And here is the rest of His truth. If I have a purpose for you in your life here – I also have a purpose for you for all of eternity, and I will fulfill it! Psalms 138:8 - The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. He will fulfill the purpose He has for you, not just in this life, but for all of eternity.
Praying for you – that you will see your life the way God sees it, that you will trust him to fulfill your purpose, not just down here, but also up there. That you will trust him to provide for your every need for your entire life – the entire breath that you live on this earth, and it’s only a breath. God is thinking of not just your life – but His purpose for you in eternity. Praying that you will obey down here. Obedience is of utmost importance! What you do here – affects what happens up there. Look at Jesus – His life down here had a huge impact up there! Philippians 2:8-9 - And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him a name that is above every name. Obedience is so, so, important! Your obedience here, affects your life up there. No, you won’t be exalted to the highest place, that place is already taken! His obedience brought your salvation. But your obedience down here will definitely affect you up there. Your praise here will affect you up there! What you give down here, impacts you up there, the souls you win down here, impacts you up there, the cup of water you give in His name down here, impacts you up there. Jesus only did what His Father said to do. Praying that you will walk like Jesus down here – so you can be exalted up there. That PiVAT before dinner, PRISM throughout the day – would be so “new nature” to you – that obedience becomes all you know – just like Jesus. That your Daily Call – will help you overcome with your testimony – and help them too. So God can fulfill His purpose for you here – because you’re walking in the plans He has for you! He will fulfill his purpose for you here – and will have you walk in the things that impact His purpose for you up there. You can trust Him – his love for you never ends!
Love you all,
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