It’s All About the Eternal
“From One Christian to Another…”
It’s all about the eternal. Life can become quite mundane as we rush from task to task, from one priority to the next….And yet, at the same time, life can be so meaningful seen in the light of eternity. No task done to please the Lord is ever wasted. No matter how humble. Brother Lawrence, a 16th century monk, washed dishes in the monastery to please the Lord. In fact, he performed every mundane humbling task with the Lord in mind.
Practicing the Presence of Christ
After his death, great wisdom was gleaned from his letters which form the ground- breaking Christian tome, The Believer’s Secret: Practicing the Presence of Christ. Its essential message is that the most common uneventful day is redeemed by spending it with the Lord – being constantly aware of His Presence. In light of this, absolutely no day is wasted.
Every Aspect of Life Has Meaning
When my husband was dying, I would pray in the morning, “Lord, take me to the eternal realms today. Let me see life from that perspective.” In this sense, it matters how we love and serve others. It matters what we choose to do or not do. It matters what we value. Every single aspect of life takes on meaning and purpose.
God Has a Plan
God has a plan for every human life, every single one. Am I fulfilling that plan? Are you? It’s important that we focus on this. Life can swirl around us and knock us off our feet in busyness. And yet, Jesus is there knocking on the door of our heart….waiting for us to acknowledge Him, waiting for us to invite Him in to direct our lives.
Lord, Help Us Live Each Moment
Lord, help us all to live each moment in our lives with Your eternity in mind!
Blessings on your journey of faith, anita
Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl & the African Chief
I describe my journey of faith in my memoir of my love story. During the 1960s, I married my anthropology professor who was a hereditary African Chief of the Mende tribe in West Africa. This led me to visit Africa a number of times and live in his remote village for a year with our 3 boys doing lay missionary work. I certainly didn’t do things perfectly. And yet, the Lord has been so gracious in my life! I can only praise and thank Him!