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A Single Day

We have our good days and our not-so-good days. There are days when we find ourselves saying, “This is the best day of my life.” Or maybe “one of the best days of my life.” Those are the days we love most, and yet, if we consider them alongside all the days of our life, they will fall short.

We focus too much on time here on earth, but this is not our home. The Bible tells us that our perspective should be an eternal one. The time here on earth is only a small pinch of eternity. Having a great day is awesome, but it is nothing when placed beside a single day in God’s courts.

Today, rejoice during the good and bad days, but know that something beyond imagination is coming. Keep your focus on the eternal. Having that perspective allows you to live a life of gratitude, full of peace and joy—a life that glorifies God.

“A single day in Your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked.” – Psalm 84:10 [NLT]

Food that Sticks

In life we spend a lot of time in the here and now. We see things from a temporal scope rather than an eternal scope. God has a different time scheme than us. We consider our lives here on earth as our lives. Even when we say we have accepted Jesus and will have eternal life, we again and again take ourselves back to considering time as the time we spend on earth.

As we make plans for our lives, as we look at our lives, we see what time we have here on earth. It’s great to plan. It’s great to consider our steps. But we always must have an eternal focus as well. Our life here on earth is such a short blimp of our eternal life. It’s nothing compared to eternity.

Now Jesus said we aren’t to “waste… energy striving for perishable food… [but] work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides.” So how do you do that? You read His Word. You pray for direction from the Spirit. He will provide you with nourishment, spiritual nourishment that will help you to grow in Him and the nourishment will last forever. You might think its okay to snack here and there, but the truth is the food that matters is the food that sticks with you. May you seek His food and may you see things from His eternal perspective. Life is so different when you see things through Him.

“Don’t waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides. He and what he does are guaranteed by God the Father to last.”
-John 6:27 [MSG]