All posts tagged: eternity

Disturb us Lord

Disturb us, Lord, when We are too well pleased with ourselves, When our dreams have come true Because we have dreamed too little, When we arrived safely Because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord, when With the abundance of things we possess We have lost our thirst For the waters of life; Having fallen in love with life, We have ceased to dream of eternity And in our efforts to build a new earth, We have allowed our vision Of the new Heaven to dim. Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, To venture on wider seas Where storms will show your mastery; Where losing sight of land, We shall find the stars. We ask You to push back The horizons of our hopes; And to push into the future In strength, courage, hope, and love Prayer by Sir Francis Drake

If our hope in Jesus is only for this life, we are the most pitiful and miserable of all men

“If our hope in Jesus is only for this life we are of all people most to be pitied.” 1 Corinthians 15:19 Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is the most important element of our faith. Everything rises and everything falls with or without it. Dismantle it, and Christianity as we know it comes crumbling down. That indeed is not an easy task, however. Christianity has survived all sorts of scrutiny and has stood the test of time. Unfortunately, some Christians are too heavenly minded that they are of no earthly good. But tragically, some are too attached to their earthly goods that they have lost sight of this crucial truth – The Resurrection! At this time of the year, it will do us some good to shine some light on this life changing event. Hopefully, we can refresh our minds and translate the experience into a lifestyle that goes on throughout the year. So, join me today and lets look at His resurrection and what it mean. “If there is no resurrection from the dead” how does that affect our faith …

This one’s with me

NewSong sings This One’s with me Songwriters: AHLSTROM, LEONARD / CARSWELL, EDDIE I was dreaming about Heaven I was standing at the Pearly Gates We all there And I was so scared in the presence of One so great I felt so worried and unworthy I felt like running away I bowed my head and I turn to go Then I heard someone say Father, this one’s with me Part of the family One of the reasons I died On Calvary Father, welcome him in I paid the price for him Father, oh Father, this ones with me I was dreaming about Heaven When I looked up the gates were opened wide And in the distance, I saw Jesus Our eyes met, and I began to cry Angels robed in their beauty Were there to show me the way And all of Heaven singing When I heard His voice say Father, this one’s with me Part of the family One of the reasons I died On Calvary Father, welcome him in I paid the price …

ReThinking the way you grieve

There is nothing that can replace the absence of someone dear to us, and one should not even attempt to do so. One must simply hold out and endure it. At first that sounds very hard, but at the same time it is also a great comfort. For to the extent the emptiness truly remains unfilled one remains connected to the other person through it. It is wrong to say that God fills the emptiness. God in no way fills it but much more leaves it precisely unfilled and thus helps us preserve — even in pain — the authentic relationship. Furthermore, the more beautiful and full the remembrances, the more difficult the separation. But gratitude transforms the torment of memory into silent joy. One bears what was lovely in the past not as a thorn but as a precious gift deep within, a hidden treasure of which one can always be certain. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Second Coming!

This 18 century egg tempera is structured symbolically and heirachically, so that each aspect of the second coming is explored separately within the painting. The lavish use of gold leaf is symbolic of heavenly radiance. I got the app for the glo bible the other and like the picture.

Let the Lord be your vision

1. How you see people Mark 8:24 And he looked up and said, “I see men, but they look like trees, walking.” (ESV) To take away our deep-seated prejudices, biases, judgments and stereotypes so that we can see every man clearly. 2 Corinthians 5:16, 17 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (ESV) 2. How you see problems Zechariah 4:10  For who has desisted the days of small things? (ASV) To be able to see those blessings that usually come in disguise…either by trial or tribulation. James 1:2 Count it all joy my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds. (ESV) 3. How you see God’s will vs your will 1 Thess. 3:3 For this is the will of God… (ESV) To be able to discover the perfect will of God concerning you in every …