There are many moments when we put so much emphasis on the physical
aspects of life and yet we don't think or focus on the spiritual aspects
of life. We look at what is seen and we think the importance of the
physical aspects are so much more deserving of our attention, but I
believe the opposite is true. The unseen, the spiritual realm, our
heavenly home deserves our attention more than what we can physically see
with our eyes. This life no matter how long it may seem to us right now
is so temporary when compared to the eternity of heaven or hell. The
unseen world is the place where all of us will spend our eternity. This
life is just a temporary blip, a vapor, a drop of water in the ocean of
eternity. This life is fleeting, it is passing us by at an exponential
rate where years go by that seem like only days or weeks. It is for this
reason that we should all get serious about the unseen real world that is
awaiting each of us. We can't ignore, not think about or be ignorant
about where we will spend our eternity. We must think soberly on our
Many of us can attest to the fact that we take pride in our physical
earthly homes; we make sure they are clean, presentable and furnished in a
manner that is both to our liking and appealing in the eyes of others. We
take such care to make sure everything coordinates together, matches
nicely and looks altogether lovely, but when it comes to our spiritual
being, many of us know truthfully and inwardly that it is deeply lacking.
If we pray for more than a few minutes a week, we think we are pleasing
God and doing Him a favor. In truth, we are denying ourselves the
pleasures and joy of being in His presence. We don't want to give God our
time, we don't want to fellowship in spirit and in truth, we don't feel
the need to seek our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who is the King of Kings
and Lord of lords. But I believe it is time for us to wake up and realize
the truth. The truth is our life is meaningless without the Lord. The
most beautifully furnished home is worth nothing if there is no peace in
The Lord is able to bring that peace into the lives of all who call upon
His name in truth. See your need for The Savior. See that your eternity
is coming upon you quicker than you had previously thought or imagined.
Do not focus on the physical aspects, do not worry about your looks, your
height, your stature. Look with spiritual eyes, see what you haven't seen
or focused on before. Live for eternity and not for the temporary
pleasures of this world. Use your life in a way that will ripple through
eternity and will make God proud of you. Life is fleeting, it passes by
all too quickly so let us use it to our benefit. Let us make God proud
and do all that He commands us. For myself, I know I want to hear those
words, “Well done My good and faithful servant.” How about you?
I hope this message ministers to your heart to not be so overtaken with
what you see with your physical eyes, but rather focus more on seeing with
spiritual eyes. It will be to your benefit in the end.
When a first-time father cuddled his newborn son, he immediately noticed
the baby's ears conspicuously standing out from his head. He expressed his
concern to the nurse that some children might taunt his child, calling him
names like “Dumbo.” A doctor examined the baby and reassured the new dad
that his son was healthy - the ears presented only a minor cosmetic problem.
But the nervous father persisted. He wondered if the child might suffer
psychological effects of ridicule, or if they should consider plastic
The nurse assured him that it was really no problem, and he should just
wait to see if the boy grows into his ears.
The father finally felt more optimistic about his child, but now he
worried about his wife's reaction to those large, protruding ears. She had
delivered by cesarean section, and had not yet seen the child.
“She doesn't take things as easily as I do,” he said to the nurse.
By this time, the new mother was settled in the recovery room and ready to
meet her new baby. The nurse went along with the dad to lend some support
in case this inexperienced mother became upset about her baby's large ears.
The infant was swaddled in a receiving blanket with his head covered for
the short trip through the chilly air-conditioned corridor. The baby was
placed in his mother's arms, who eased the blanket back so that she could
gaze upon her child for the first time.
She took one look at her baby's face and looked to her husband and gasped,
“Oh, Honey! Look! He has your ears!”
No problem with Mom. She married those ears...and she loves the man to
whom they are attached.
The poet Kahlil Gibran said, “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light
in the heart.” It's hard to see the ears when you're looking into the
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
2 Corinthians 6:2 “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the
day of salvation...”
Isaiah 55:6-7 “Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him
while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man
his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy
upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”
Proverbs 2:1-6 “My son, if thou wilt receive My words, and hide My
commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and
apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge,
and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver,
and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the
fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth
wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.”
Matthew 6:19-21 Jesus says, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon
earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through
and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor
steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: GOD ISN'T FAR AWAY
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Today’s Selected Testimony: WHO WILL DELIVER ME?
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry