“Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” ~Revelation 7:16-17 (NIV)
When you know what lies ahead for you as a believer in Christ Jesus, nothing on this earth seems worth worrying about. Absolutely nothing.
I don’t think it’s possible to be “so heavenly-minded that you’re no earthly good.” How could we do any earthly good at all, unless we were heavenly-minded? If we truly kept our eyes on Jesus, and if we truly understood the richness of the prize of Heaven that awaits us, how could we live in any other way except obedience and trust?
Jesus said that if we love him, we will obey Him. To obey him, we have only to follow two command: Love God, and Love Others with Unconditional Love–the kind that wants what is best and good for others, even if it isn’t reciprocated. The kind of love that is impossible without God, for God is Love.
He doesn’t ask much of us.
Only everything that we are, everything that we have, and everything that we desire.
And in return, He gives us more than everything.
I think we get the sweeter end of the deal.
Grace & Peace,