“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
– John 3:16
As we conclude our series on eternal living, we have one final aspect to celebrate: Eternal living is forever, it’s an eternal life. Entering into eternal life doesn’t require any effort. It’s a gift that was given to you the moment you said yes to Jesus. If you haven’t made this decision, today is a great day to become a Christian. You can choose to become a believer in the good news and in Christ. Today is a great day to say, “Lord, I trust you with my life.” When this life is over, you’ll be there with Him.
Your time on earth is composed of precious moments; to grow, to be at peace, to be full of the breath of God, and the life of God. There is sufficient time to become the person you want to be, to attract the things you want in life. However, we are running a race, but it’s more like an ultra-marathon. Have you ever heard of these events? Sometimes they’re hundreds of miles. Similar to our Christian walk, these marathons are tests of focus, survival, endurance, and strength.
Friend, as we embrace the ultra-marathon of our Christian journey, we can be assured that we have eternal life. How can we endure this process? Like the participants of a marathon, we don’t just run non-stop for hundreds of miles. We take breaks to rest, but it’s still a race in that it requires training to work through the very difficult seasons as well as the periods of victory. Be encouraged because eternal living is forever, it’s an eternal life.
Father, thank you for giving me eternal life. I am blessed to be a follower of Christ.
Have you thought about your Christian life as an ultra-marathon? In what ways does God have you in training?
If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.
So true we forget patience in the journey love is Patient