ETERNITY IN OUR HEARTS

MERRY TUESDAY BY PARRIS BAILEY-

Christ said, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man hath not where to lay His head’

I mentioned in yesterday’s blog about watching two beautiful eagles soar above us while kayaking. Funny how one can get a different perspective when you look way beyond you. Christ has put eternity in our hearts, and He made us to seek Him all the days of our lives. That day kayaking we saw the osprey making its nests, the gators waking up from their unusually long winter. Just as the animals understand the seasons of their life and are accustomed to it, so we must learn to give sway to eternity everyday.

McClaren again goes onto say;  “Transiency is stamped on all our possessions, occupations, and delights. We have the hunger for eternity in our souls, the thought of eternity in our hearts, the destination for eternity written on our inmost being, and the need to ally ourselves with eternity proclaimed even by the most short-lived trifles of time. Either these things will be the blessing or the curse of our lives. Yield yourselves to Him! In conscious unworthiness, in lowly penitence, let us cast ourselves on Jesus Christ, our Sacrifice, for pardon and peace! Trust Him and love Him! Live in Him, taking Him for the motive, the spring, and the very atmosphere of your lives, and then no capacities will languish for lack of either stimulus or field, and no weariness will come over you, as if you were a stranger from your home. For if Christ be near us, all things go well with us. If we live for Him, the power of that motive will make all our nature blossom like the vernal woods, and dry branches break into leafage. If we dwell in Him, we shall be at home wherever we are, like the patriarch who pitched his tent in many lands, but always had the same tent wherever he went. So we shall have the one abode, though its place in the desert may vary-and we shall not need to care whether the encampment be beneath the palm-trees and beside the wells of Elim, or amidst the drought of Marah, so long as the same covering protects us, and the same pillar of fire burns above us. Then eternity in the heart will not be a great aching void, but will be filled with the everlasting life which Christ gives, and the vicissitude will really become the source of freshness and progress which God meant it to be. Everything which, when made our all-sufficient portion, becomes stale and unprofitable, even in its time, will be apparelled in celestial light. It shall all be lovely and pleasant while it lasts, and its beauty will not be saddened by the certainty of its decay, nor its empty place a pain when it has passed away. Take Christ for Savior and Friend, your Guide and Support through time, and Himself, your Eternity and Joy, then all discords are reconciled-and ‘all things are yours-whether the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours, and ye are Christ’ s, and Christ is God’s.’

I will drink to that! Yes indeed!

4 Replies to “ETERNITY IN OUR HEARTS”

  1. Amen! As I read these blogs pastor Parris I thought of the song we sang Sunday morning by I think amber brooks…she sings open up the heavens over your people ! Don’t hold back pour out,pour out there is always more..so we ask open up the heavens pour out your spirit in our daily lives in our church in everything Jesus! Come like you promised pour out your spirit! Have a blessed day

  2. I WILL DRINK TO THAT TOO, HALLELUJAH… 🙂 🙂 🙂 YES INDEED!!!!

    HALLELUJAH…………… 🙂 PRAISE YOU KING OF KINGS, JESUS!

    AWESOME BLOG PASTOR PARRIS, HALLELUJAH, HAVE A BLESSED AND FILLED DAY IN OUR KING JESUS. I LOVE YOU.. WE GIVE YOU GLORY HONOR AND PRAISE KING OF KINGS, HALLELUJAH…
    ALL IN ALL/EVERYTHING.

  3. While I was reading today’s blog, I got a bit of revelation from God about what I believed He was trying to teach me among other things, as my wife and I have had to make “adjustments” over the last eight months. Without going into a bunch of detail, my wife was accidentally injured last August. Since then, there has been almost a snowball effect of change on many aspects of our lives. Our core beliefs and faith were challenged a few times thru this “vacation”
    I am happy to say that we were not over come and stayed focused on what we could “gain” from this experience. Part of the challenge has been our finances evaporating. Having been self employed most of my adult life, I thought I had learned to be faithfull with a little and watched God’s blessing over the many years bring increase after increase to the point that we lived very comfortably, had some investments, was able to save money, enjoyed being a “giver”. Well I just discovered through the way God has sent help our way, that I have a hard time receiving and maybe God being my supplier was only something that I thought I had learned. When my oldest son, oldest daughter, brother, oldest sister, and father learned of our situation and offered financial help, I was embarrassed and especially would “never” take anything from my children. Although I saw God’s hand all over these actions, I was intent on finding another way. Thats when I realized that PRIDE was not allowing God to do His thing. Who am I to limit God on how He supplies me. Thankfully God has opened doors that I was searching for. I am so glad He is patient with me!!!

  4. Having eternity in ones heart is right on! Thank God for having sent the Holy Spirit to reside within our vessels! He shows us his glory in the oddest places at times! He sent me messages in secular movies, on various jobs, while helping hurting souls, when witnessing Jesus Christ, in dreams, in visions, in worldly music, while talking to heathens, and etc. God truly surprises me with his ways on occasion!

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