The Journey Continues Day 4
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
MADE TO LAST FOREVER
God has planted eternity in the human heart. Ecclesiastes 3:11
You have an inborn instinct that longs for immortality. This is because God designed you in his image to live for eternity. Even though we know that everyone dies, death seems unnatural and unfair. Your earthly body is just a temporary residence for your spirit. II Corinthians 5:1 refers to the earthly body as a "tent" and your heavenly body as a house.
II Corinthians 5:1
Eternity offers two choices...heaven or hell. Your relationship with God on earth determines your relationship to Him in eternity. If you learn to love and trust God's Son, Jesus you will be invited to spend the rest of eternity with Him.
Death is not termination but a transition into eternity. To make the most of our lives we much keep the vision of eternity in our minds and the value of it in our hearts. God has a purpose for your life on earth but it doesn't end here. If you have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ there is no need to fear death. Death is the door to eternity. Our time on earth is a blink of an eye compared to eternity. The deeds of this life are the consequences of the next.
Verse to Remember
1 John 2:17
The world and its desires pass away but whosoever does the will of God lives forever.
Ecclesiastes 3: 11
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end
Philippians 3: 7
But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.
For one will plant a seed, another will water, but God will give the increase. Amen