Monday, March 18, 2013

I See It This Way

    How we see life and death is a great testimony to others.  Do you view them from an earthly or heavenly perspective?
    Life is not just about the here and now.  It's not about what you can get out of it either.  It is about the purpose in which God made you, to do here for Him.  Life is a series of joys and trials that hopefully will draw on your need of a Savior.  We can use our gifts and blessings to enrich the lives of others instead of living in a 'me' state of mind.  It is said, 'when I get to heaven, I want to have no talent left because I used it all up here to further the Kingdom.'
    Death is not just an end but a new beginning.  For believers, it is something we anticipate with joy and hope.  My friend lost his mother suddenly this past week and despite the grief, he openly praised the Lord that she was with Him now.  The Bible promises us that we will one day be resurrected like Jesus was, because He conquered the grave.  'Death has lost it's sting and become a victory.'
    2 Corinthians 2;14-16  ''But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life.''
    May your life and perspective be a light to the world that makes others want to turn to it.