After a long night of bad sleep (Jason being uncomfortable and baby waking several times) I need to counsel myself:
God created me.
God created me and all things for His glory.
My life is a vapor (a blip in eternity).
After this life is over I will spend eternity in heaven.
God is preparing a place for me to praise and know Him forever.
Jason has such a heavenly and worshipful perspective on the "suffering" that he's endured for all of 2010. That's not to say that every now and then he doesn't wish for his old normal self back. Next Sunday night Jason will preach on heaven at our church. I'm anxious to hear him. Perhaps God has allowed this physical pain for us to long for heaven more. I want to spend my days meditating on the glories God has in store for us. Hoping in Him will motivate right living and right thinking today. I am starting to do a book study with a friend out of this book:
Jason is in the process of reading this book:
In what ways do you meditate on heaven, our home? Why is it that it takes physical suffering, pain, and death to focus our perspective on eternity? We are pilgrims on a journey and I'm afraid we are easily distracted and take many detours because we are looking down instead of up and straight ahead to see our destination.