“If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think in the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.”
So endeth the prosperity gospel. There is no future to it, only the present. Where a person’s heart is, their world is also.
What is it that’ll make us in amid of the heavenly gaze?
Is there a more ‘viable’ viewpoint... a more ‘salient’ standpoint... a more ‘trustworthy’ tenet?
What makes us so blind that we cannot see beyond the tips of our worldly noses?
The Coming Reality of Eternity as Seen “To-day”
The reality that stares us up and down is the aspect of life coming most certainly to us. No one can escape this destiny—a world giving meaning, finally, to this present one.
Cast to heaven, “success” is redefined in salacious lashings of repugnance. Desire for dollars becomes virtue; quest for esteem, love; cling for popularity, friendship; longing for acquisition, wellbeing. Finally, dreaming is swapped for peace.
Everything we ever knew is turned about face and upside down through the kaleidoscope of heaven, and never before time. Context is added to vision and biting rubber for wheels striking Destiny’s road.
Confusion to meaning is made sensible in a realm where the antichrist is flummoxed. Worlds without God complete the mirage—it is seen plain as day, as is sanity for the world so frail, and imminent in its demise. Heaven is a place in our hearts, projecting us to magnanimity and potential—the right and only road to “Somewhere”.
Directions of Life – There Are Only
Where are your eyes? Where is your heart?
Castigated to hope or brightened to venture?
These questions expand or contract the future. Dream a bigger, more relevant dream.
The world is dying for more Christians willing to tend to life for their God. This is nothing about fame, fortune and prominence. It’s everything about the gentle, little differences we make in obedience.
Little things are significant in the kingdom of heaven.
© 2011 S. J. Wickham.