......revelations of one woman's reality of life, love, and all things hopeful...

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Here's what I'm thinking lately...

None of it really matters.

The little irritations that stress us out don't amount to a hill of beans.

Look around you at all the stuff. Someday it will all just burn.

What He cares about is the condition of our hearts. Do we love Him? Do we seek to obey his Commandments? And how do we even know His commandments if we don't read His Word?
Do we love others?

Isn't that what it boils down to...loving Christ? Obeying Him? Loving others?

Simple as that.

Sometimes it doesn't feel so simple, but my feelings are generally selfish, so perhaps I shouldn't live life based upon my feelings.

In my arrogance disguised as false-humility, I used to think it selfish to dwell on Heaven. Then some people that I love went to Heaven. Things changed.

Now I know. Heaven is why He came in the first place...For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Heaven is the hope given to us by our Hope.

How hard would this life be without the hope of Heaven? What if this (although my this is very good) were all there is? How brief, how treacherous, how dead life would be without the hope of Heaven.

So, yes, if He calls me today I would be so embarrassed that my closet looks like it has thrown up on itself, and somebody will have to deal with the mess. My closet is on my nerves, but in the big scheme of things, it doesn't matter.

What does matter is, if He calls me today, I'm ready.

Come, Lord Jesus!


Anonymous said...

Ready - most that claim to know HIM are not. You have your sights on the right place, heaven. that is were we should place our eyes and not on things of here and now, because that all will burn up one day. We can't take any of it with us either. Jesus set us such a great example, Paul followed it so why are we having such a hard time?
Selfish, I know only to well - describes me to a tee.

Chris said...

Thanks CUZ...love ya...