2/11/17 Eternal Investments
“I have always asked you to invest in those things that are eternal, so that your life is of eternal consequence. Most of you, however, are struggling to find what has eternal weight and what does not. The answer is really quite simple. Any way that you spend your time, knowing for sure that what you are doing comes from My heart, has eternal consequences. All of it is called ministry as far as I am concerned.
"You run into problems when you take on anything that is not directly from Me. When you have not spent enough time with Me to really know My heart, all of the passions, fears, and concerns of the world become big in your eyes and cloud your vision. They are earplugs and eye coverings to My will and My Word for your life. Investing in the eternal is what really matters to Me. Investing in our intimate communion is how you know what that is.”
Psalm 111:2 NIV
Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.
I Cor. 4:17-18 AMP
17) For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!],
18) Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.
God has a proper time and place for everything He does. If we choose to delight in His ways and find what they are for us every day, we will walk in complete, ordered unity. Not only will we be able to discern between what is carnal and what is of eternal consequence, we will also find answers for every need at the proper time and in the proper place, because we have chosen to lay down our will and discover what the Father has in mind for us.
I picture those of us, who desire to follow the heart of God and are spending the necessary time to know our personal directive of our Father, moving at the proper speed - which has been established by the Father specifically for our life plan - with a beat that is perfect for our personality. Walking within these parameters makes us capable of walking in His perfect will, our actions having eternal impact. We will always arrive in His timing for whatever the Lord has established for our lives and our portion in His eternal plan.
Keep me in step, Lord,