By Randi Spearman
I had an amazing 3 hours with my family on my rec pass. We had Olive Garden for dinner. I’ve been craving it for years.:0) I remember it tasting better in my dreams, but it was still delicious.
I got to spend time with my grandpa and that was very special to me. I know that our days are numbered on this earth and each day is so valuable to me.
My Aunt Cheryl and I were talking about heaven and what we think it will be like and how much we are looking forward to living in a perfect world. She mentioned how it is easier for her to live a simple life here on earth cause she knows all of the riches we will enjoy in the life to come.
Oh how I wish more people thought like that. It made me really evaluate my own life. I have lived simply for the past few years. No phone. No technology and making $100.00 last me a month. I had clothes to wear, food to eat and a bed to sleep in. And I was content. I was happy.
So now that I am seeing all that I have been “missing out” on, am I going to start thinking I need all these things in my life? Of course there are some things that will make life more convenient, like a car and a phone. But I do want to live a simple life. And how do you even live simple in a world of technology that upgrades itself on a daily basis?
How do you stay humble in a world where everybody is trying to keep up with the next person? You know, this race of life is not a competition.
“ Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And every man who strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we for an incorruptible.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-25
Are you striving to master this life and receive a corruptible crown to wear for your own glory right now? Or are you running with diligence the race God has set before you, building up treasuries in heaven, and seeking to receive your incorruptible crown, adorned with beautiful jewels, that is awaiting you in heaven? Oh yes…that sounds better!
When I got home last night, I opened my Daily Light and it read, “We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells…then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband…Behold, I make all things new.” 2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:1-5
I love it when God shows up in our conversations and lets us know He is there and He is listening. He is preparing a place for us right now, a place like nothing we can even imagine. Let us set our hearts on the things above and not on the things of this world. This world and all of its “things” are only temporary.
Let us look forward to that which is eternal.