Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo,
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome,
LOOK BEYOND THIS WORLD,
(Set Your Focus On Eternity),
TO THE BIBLE 1 Corinthians 15:19 AMPC
“If we who are [abiding] in Christ have hope only in this life and that is all, then we are of all people most miserable and to be pitied.”
Life is essentially more spiritual than physical. There’s a life beyond this current world. That’s the reason the Lord always connects everything He does with eternity, because He thinks in terms of eternity. He’s the eternal God, and always, He deals with things that last forever. In Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV), the Bible says, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
He brought eternity to the hearts of men and women everywhere, so they can see beyond this world. So, set your focus on eternity. Set your mind on God’s purpose for your life. That’s what counts! It has to be a revelation that you accept, endorse and imbibe into your spirit; a knowledge that’s a controlling principle in your life. That means everywhere you go, and everything you do, you’re inspired by God’s eternal purpose and perfect will for your life.
The Lord is teaching, inspiring, and strengthening you through His Word today, because He’s looking beyond the present moments, beyond the month or year you’re in presently. He’s even looking beyond all the years that you would live on earth. He’s looking at what you’ll do with your life in this world, which would determine what eternity would be for you. Therefore, look beyond this world and press toward the mark of the high calling that is before you.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
I’m taught of the Lord to look beyond the present moments and connect everything I do here on earth to eternity. My choices and decisions concerning my life, academics and everything else about my life are founded on the Word; I’m led and guided by the Spirit always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 16:13-17:1-13, Exodus 6-7
Acts 12:1-10, Job 18-19
Meditate on Colossians 3:1-3: “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”