Pondering The Next Life

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One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord
And to meditate in His temple.
For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle;
In the secret place of His tent He will hide me;
He will lift me up on a rock.
And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me,
And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord. Psalm 27:4-6

We need to think about the next life a little more. After all, its the longer side of eternity. King David had a longing in his heart for to be in God’s presence and even to just separate himself from everyone else and meditate on the things of God. David knew that God was supernaturally protecting him and it caused him to want to give back to God praise. This is the life God has for us now. We only really live it when we take to the time to consider what’s next.

How often do I think about my life then and there as opposed to here and now? Have I appropriated the protection of God in this life?

God, as this day begins, I am just sad. I think I hit my breaking point and didn’t realize it till the new of Kobe’s death was added to our own local tragedy of losing three high school boys. Please be near me and guard my heart from the feelings that life is meaningless. I know it is not. Conceal me in Your tent and in due time, lift me up. Thank you for our family and the joy found in this life that remains.

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