What if Tomorrow Never Comes? Thursday, January 3rd 2013

2 Peter 3:10-11

"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,"
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What if I told you that tomorrow our world was coming to an end? What would become important to you? Would you seek to buy more stuff? Would you spend the time catching up on your favorite TV show? Most likely, you would spend time with those you love or even begin sharing Jesus with anyone you could find.

While it may not be tomorrow (even though it is possible), the Bible shares with us that one day everything we know will change. There will be no more money to collect, or career to build or earth to stand on. The only things that will remain are those things that are eternal. While money may be burned up, when we give money to the Lord now, it changes lives for eternity. On the same note, our careers may not last but when we witness to a co-worker, we have just helped form a relationship that will last forever. You see friend, God has created us to be eternal beings. Our greatest purpose is to love God and enjoy Him forever. What's great about that is that we don't have to wait to fulfill that purpose. As we start loving God and loving others, we begin sowing into eternal things and forever changing our world.

Life Lesson: As children of God we should live for the eternal not the temporal.

Dear God,
I know that I was not created to simply occupy this world. You have greater things for me to do, things that will last for eternity. Open my eyes to opportunities to share Your love and grace with others so they can know about eternal life. Help me to look past this world so that I am inspired by the next. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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