Stepping Stones: Eternity or One-Night Stands?

Stepping Stones: Eternity or One-Night Stands?
February 12, 2010 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip

Every once in a while, I hear, or think of a question that makes God, Jesus, and Christianity so real, so definitive. An example is someone asking me who I thought Jesus was. I was given two choices for the following question. Based on what Jesus claimed, was He honest and is the Son of God and Savior of all mankind…or was he a liar and a mad man?

You see, with this question there really isn’t any in between answer. Based on who He said He was, either you believe Him or not. If you don’t believe He is the Son of God, then His claims are lunacy. In fact, as a psychiatrist, I have confined some delusional or manic individuals claiming to be God, Jesus, the Antichrist, or the Chosen One.

So I will ask you a similar question; do you believe in the eternity promised by God and delivered by Jesus Christ? If your answer is yes, then I say Halleluiah! If your answer is no…well then, life must feel like a continuous series of one-night stands.

Running from person to object to event…to find happiness, value, connection… the desires of your heart. Coming up empty, then trying something else. You know, the lasting power and fulfillment of one-night stands. Some momentary highs, but heartache, rejection, ongoing chasing and coming up short. Just constant teases, never the real lasting, deep romance. How sad is that?

Today, think of spending your days as a string of commitments leading to God’s promise of eternity. Make God your exclusive God with a life-long commitment to Him and His truth. If you delight and are all in with Him, you will have the desires of your heart and won’t waste your time on one-night stands. Click here to share with the Stepping Stones community your perspective on eternity vs. each day being a one-night stand.

Dear Father God, Most of my life has been a string of disjointed pursuits. I had no beliefs, never thought I would change. But today Lord, by Your Grace, I try and build each day upon the one before it, all with the expressed purpose pleasing You…reveling in spending eternity with You. Help me keep this focus, Lord. I pray this in the name of the one You sent to deliver eternity to me and all those who call You Lord, Jesus Christ; And all God’s children say – AMEN!

The Truth
Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
Psalm 119:89
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4
so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 5:21

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