Life is a Vapor
Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. For you are just a vapor that appears for a little while, and then vanishes away.James 4:14
When we compare eternal life to this earthly life, our life is a vapor, we appear for while then we vanish. This earthly life is the only chance we have to get right with God for eternal life. He has also set eternity in the human heart; (Ecclesiastes 3:11) God has set eternity in our hearts but how many Christians go through there day and never thing about eternal life? Satan will keep us busy in this world in an attempt to keep our thoughts away from eternal life.
God placed eternity in our hearts for a reason, to motivate us to live for eternity. If our soul lives in the Kingdom that is within us, we can experience the great desire to live in Heaven with the Father and the Son. Nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:21) The closer we are to the Lord the more we desire to be with the Lord in Heaven.
Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Our soul goes where our thoughts go. If our thoughts are on things above, our soul is in the Kingdom, but if our thoughts are on things of the world, out soul is in the world. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. (Colossians 3:2)
Christians see the world through the Spirit, often without realizing that is what they are doing. The more eternally minded we are and the more we know the Word, the more we interface to the world through the Spirit. Christians always have a secret communion because their hearts always see God. Christians in their thoughts always see the world through the scripture, the language of God. But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. (Psalm 1:2) The power of the Word in our life, comes from meditating on the Word, both in our conscious and unconscious mind.
Today realize life is a vapor and live for eternity, because everything we do, do it for eternal life. Live this life through the Spirit, and walk in Godly wisdom.
Prayer: Lord help me be eternally minded and live each day for eternal life. The life is the only chance to live for eternity in Heaven. In Jesus name, Amen