I am special to God. I am very near and dear to God just as Jehovah is near and dear to my heart.
Whenever I look at the sky above me, I think about the goodness of the Lord. The clouds remind me of His greatness and majesty. The sun reminds me that God is closer to us than we could even imagine.
“You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.”~Nehemiah 9:6, ESV~
Even as I continue to look at the sky, I worship God. I worship God because He gave me abundant life. It is because of this abundant life that I walk in that I praise the Lord for providing me with eternal life. I walk in the abundant life and I walk in the eternal life.
To me, the abundant life is what God provides me here and now on this green earth. It reminds me of the life that Jesus lived while on this green earth. I walk in the abundant life because Jesus died for me so that I could have an abundant life on this green earth before the Lord calls me home.
The abundant life reminds me of what eternal life will be like when the Lord God calls me into Heaven, my eternal home away from my home on earth. I think about the abundant life as I worship God on this green earth in the present. I meditate on the abundant life as I praise the Lord for giving me the abundant life through His Son, Jesus Christ. It is because of these truths that I stand victorious at the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ and praise the Lord for this magnificent sacrifice.
~”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, NIV~
The abundant life is a clear reflection of eternal life as I meditate on this truth on this green earth. I am constantly reminded, as I continue to look up at the sky, that my home is not this green earth, but that it is in Heaven with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The hope that I have and speak of is found in His eternal life that He gave to me, as a gift, at the cross. This is the sign of hope. This is also a sign of eternal hope.
I thank God for giving me the abundant life through Christ Jesus so that I can walk in eternal life in Him. I stand in the confidence that I will walk in eternal life when God says to me, “The time is now to come home. Welcome home, my faithful daughter!,” into His arms. Bless the Lord for this amazing truth! I can’t wait until that day of eternal life, in the name of Jesus Christ! To God be the glory! Amen!