Friday, July 10, 2009

Would You Exchange The Hereinafter For The Here And Now?




When we were kids, we asked so many trivial things from our parents which they sometimes gave but most of the time, they focused more on the more important and lasting needs of their children. They prepared their children for a better future by sending them to the best schools and nurturing them to the more important and valuable lessons in life. If our parents have treated us this way, how much more will our heavenly Father ordain nothing but the best for His children. But people are preoccupied with the here and now than the more important and eternal hereinafter. Many Christians are also guilty of this. They focus more on their own personal needs and relationships and bombard God with all kinds of petitions for the trinkets of life. But God is never the Father to pamper and spoil His children with things that will destroy their very souls later on. He will never ever sacrifice the eternal for the temporal, the heavenly for the earthly pleasures most men ardently seek after. God looks from a different perspective which is centered on the needs of the soul than the wants of the body. He willingly let His children suffer temporary discomfort and trials so that the temporal will be replaced by the eternal characters in them. Like a good Father, He knows what is best for His children and gives only what is valuable for their spiritual development. Let us not exchange the hereinafter for the here and now but instead cooperate with God to unfold our long hidden eternal virtues. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

"Seek you first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be given unto you." (Matthew 6:33)



Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Hereinafter, Here And Now, Eternal, Temporal, Destruction, Eternal Life, Mundane, Heavenly, Spiritual, Wordly, Children, Petitions, Prayer, Faith, Hope, Love, Joy, Peace, Word of God, Bible

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Inspirational/Spiritual/Motivational

10 comments:

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Very true.
That is why late father used to say : God has sent a person on the planet and he knows how to take care of a person.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Hobo,
Thanks for your profound comments. God bless.

chubskulit said...

I am so guilty with this Kuya mel huhuhu.. I worry about things that won't matter anymore if I die and neglected to do the things that are vital when my final judgment comes. thanks for the reminder!

john said...

This is so true, most people are more concern about material things and don't pay attention to the spiritual needs of our lives.

Tey said...

this is very true Mel. Now that I am a parent, I think only the best for my children, which made me realized more how much God love us.
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Rose,
It's never too late. This was written not to scare people but to show what's more important in life. Of course we must not neglect our responsibilities to our loved ones and to others but on top of this all, we must keep in mind that the most important thing in life is the eternal. Thanks for your visit and comments. You're not far off from the kingdom of God Rose. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi John,
I'm so glad that you can see this my friend. At least you know what's the more important things in life. You're not far off from heaven John. Thanks for your visit and inspired comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
I'm so glad about the change in your life's viewpoint. Now you are more concerned about what's eternal. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

krystyna said...

I try to choose things in this
order:

1. the most important (God)
2. very important (family)
3. important (job, friends,...,..)
4. not important

I try live in this way, but sometimes... I disappoint myself.

Thank you Mel - great message!

God bless you and your job!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystyna,
It is really very important to realize the priorities we must pursue in life. The wrong concept of priorities will surely result in catastrophic consequences. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

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