Eternal in the Temporal
The conclusion can be easily made that there is way more going on here than just living life. We are growing older in a physical body, but being renewed every day on the inside.Why? Because we are carrying eternity in our soul and that is the water that keeps us from ever thirsting again for more. John 4:13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
How is your spring? Is your water fresh? It should be!! The impact of eternity in your life is something that affects every relationship, every purpose, every goal, everything. You have power in your life and that power is real and…..powerful!!! Look at what the Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; 15 and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. 16 Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer.17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Christ in our lives is not a dead end street, but it is a thoroughfare. On this thoroughfare we show others how to receive this eternal life and the changed life in us points to that life. Our bodies get older, but our faith gets bigger. Our bodies age but our faith gets more powerful and fresh with every day with Jesus. The old song “every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before” really begins to make sense and the growing relationship with Jesus is best seen over the years. Which brings to mind the point “If you are older you should be more vibrant in your walk because this eternity in your soul is constantly refreshing your spirit every day.” So… the most refreshing, ever-changing, alert, faithful people in a church should be those who have been in the faith for many years….. right? RIGHT!!
Eternity is in your soul and the rest is gravy because you have found out how to live life to the fullest no matter your age. Time to “let it out.” Time to turn the Spirit loose and start living a life of constant growth and refreshing. Time to do it today. Ephesians 5:16. Be redeeming the time because the days are evil. IT IS TIME!!!
The Pilgrimage continues….