Driven by Eternity DAY 1
LISTEN WITH YOUR HEART
“No one can begin to understand eternity.” (Job 36:26 TLB)
He has put eternity in their hearts. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
I hope you’re ready to start thinking and talking about eternity. God has placed eternity in our hearts and that is where we begin to understand this huge subject. John Bevere writes, “Concepts like eternity and the size of our universe are too big for us to understand with our minds. Our logic cannot grasp them. Our words cannot accurately define them. But the fact is, it’s there. Eternity is there in our hearts and we know that we have been created to live long, bigger and better than what we know right now.
While visiting the island of La Gonave, Haiti and seeing the poverty of that little island, I could sense the call of God to believe Him for the impossible. The problems and poverty on that little island were mammoth. How could I or even we think that we could be part of a change that was bigger than this curse? But God stirred and stirs in my heart that He is bigger than anything we see or think. And there’s a cause. There’s more to this life than this life. God has put eternity in our hearts motivating us to bring eternity into this life. It burns within us.
Eternity is too big for our head, so we must contemplate it with our heart. To contemplate eternity in our heart we must begin to listen to our heart as well as protect our heart from all those things that work against that eternal call. How do we do that? John Bevere encourages us to read, not just with our head to possess mental intelligence but with our heart to possess eternal truths. We read with our heart when we value God’s word, work and will for our lives. When we listen with our heart we look at life from His perspective with His purpose and from His power.
Do you sense eternity in your heart, that you were called for something bigger, better and brighter than this world has to offer? Where are you going, who are you listening to, that stirs your heart for the future?