I struggle as a believer with having the correct eternal perspective in life. This has been on my mind lately since hearing news of a dear friend who was diagnosed with Cancer recently. I encourage you to read about it, pray for her, and be encouraged by her articles on cancer and suffering here, here, here, and here. Our family has been praying often for BeckyLynn, I ask you to do the same. Her surgery is this Friday the 21st.
What has been on my mind is the idea of priorities and perspectives. I winder if I were in her place, hearing the news and diagnosis from the doctors, would I still be serving the King with all I have? Would my priorities shift to making the most of the remainder of my time on earth? In the flesh, perhaps I would create a Bucket List. As a follower of the King I know that my priority should be to use every available moment to further His Kingdom while I still can. Once in Heaven, I can do nothing to further His Kingdom. I can do nothing to fulfill the Great Commission. While on earth, I can do these things. If I got the news that I was terminally ill, I should view that as a warning call to do all the Kingdom Building that I can. My prayer is that I would. My earnest hope is that I live every day as if I were leaving earth soon. After all, that’s how the New Testament tells me to live. Lord, grant me the proper perspective in my life!