“…yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” James [4:14]
James is a letter about living out the wisdom that comes down from above. Part of this wisdom is measuring our lives properly.
In a world of clocks, schedules, meetings, smartphones, and homes, we tend to think of ourselves as being perfectly in control of our today and our tomorrow. James reminds us that only God knows our tomorrow, and today is but a shadow of our eternity.
The brevity of life changes radically how we live today. It sets our eyes on the eternity of God’s grace, causing us to live in such a way that we manifest His grace today—and hope for His grace tomorrow.
How is God’s future grace transforming the relatively short time you have on this earth? Take a moment to contemplate this question. Pray on it. Journal about it.
The God of eternal grace has a plan for your every moment, your every breath that he has measured for his glory. Make the choice to follow God today by measuring your life by eternity—actively stepping into His grace.
God, may your grace and your eternity be progressively more beautiful to me, that I might place my hope entirely on the goal of someday. Teach me to live today in view of your eternal sovereign grace. Teach me to live in such a way that your Kingdom becomes beautiful to the world in which you have placed me, so others would seek it as you have taught me to seek it. Amen.
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