- Jim Corbett
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“After all your worries, plans, schemes, and devotion to things that pad your own comfort zone, some of you will come to Jesus empty-handed. The time you’ve spent on plans other than My plans will have been wasted on nothing. Remember what I am about to say and ponder My Word.
"Your life is but a whisper, one heartbeat away from absolute reality. After your last breath, there is an accounting of how you have responded to My calling. Grace and mercy will be abundant at that time, but there will also be a reality of loss when you find out how you could have blessed Jesus; but, instead, chose to squander My gifts upon your flesh— flesh that will then be burned away. Much that seems important and urgent on earth has no value in heaven. Invest in My eternal plans. Focus on My ways for you. When you come to Me that day, I desire you to be prosperous as I define prosperity. Bless Jesus as He has blessed you.”
I Cor. 3:11, 13-15 AMP
11) For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is [already] laid, which is Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One)…
13) The work of each [one] will become [plainly, openly] known (shown for what it is); for the day [of Christ] will disclose and declare it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test and critically appraise the character and worth of the work each person has done.
14) If the work which any person has built on this Foundation [any product of his efforts whatever] survives [this test], he will get his reward.
15) But if any person’s work is burned up [under the test], he will suffer the loss [of it all, losing his reward], though he himself will be saved, but only as [one who has passed] through fire.
Many of us are so focused on the things of everyday life that we forget that this world is passing away. What we should be preparing for is our eternal world, the world we will have forever. If we read the Word properly, there is a direct impact on our eternal lives because of the choices we make and priorities we establish while living this life. We are given every opportunity, every tool, and every access to wisdom, so that Jesus is blessed by our lives. It would seem wise to take this opportunity to find out what really pleases His heart.
Teach me Your ways, Lord,