Don’t waste your life!

Last winter was our first in Yakima, Washington. Having come from California, the snow was a welcomed by our family. It was the first time that we have been able to play outside in the snow without having to drive a few hours.

As the pictures demonstrate, our family got active in making snowmen in the front yard. I never realized how much work it was to roll snow and make these guys. I remember breaking a sweat shoveling and rolling snow with full winter gear on.

However, the snowmen were short lived. On a sunny 50 degree day, they slowly melted away… All that work for something that didn’t last.

And to use this experience as an analogy, that is how many people are living their lives. They are working so hard for something that is not going to last. It’s sad to realize that all our effort can be for naught.

This is the great thing about Christianity. Everything we do has both temporal and eternal consequences. All the effort you put into following Christ pays off dividends in all facets in your life.

Not only are you blessed here on earth. One day we will meet Christ and enter in heaven as joint heirs!

“Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” Romans 8:17

“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” Matthew 25:21

Don’t waste your time pursuing things that are not going to last. Focus your efforts on what is going last forever!

“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.” 1 John 5:13-14