Day 16

Today was a great day! I had my usual dose of protons at 6:45 AM and then Kay and I spent 2 hours climbing the mountains behind the apartments. Then we spent about 4+ hours writing! It is good to finally get started!

Last week I posted the second part of a quotation from Rick Warren. After thinking about it, I thought it would be good to post it again with the first part.

People ask me, What is the purpose of life?

And I respond, In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity.

We were made to last forever,
and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven.
One day my heart is going to stop, and that will be
the end of my body – but not the end of me.
I may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but I am going
to spend trillions of years in eternity.
This is the warm-up act, the dress rehearsal.
God wants us to practice on earth what
we will do forever in eternity.
We were made by God and for God, and until you figure
that out, life isn’t going to make sense.

Life is a series of problems:
Either you are in one now, you’re just coming out
of one, or you’re getting ready to go into another one.
The reason for this is that God is more
interested in your character than your comfort.
God is more interested in making your life holy
than He is in making your life happy.
We can be reasonably happy here on earth,
but that’s not the goal of life.
The goal is to grow in character, in Christ-likeness.

Rick Warren, Author
The Purpose Driven Life

I have told many people that I think one problem with our society is that we don’t have a generational view of life. That is only partly right. Our view must extend beyond earthly generations. It must extend throughout all eternity! I want to have an eternal view of life! I want to live my life today in a way that best prepares me, not for tomorrow on this temporal earth, but for eternity with God. My prayer is that God would conform me and each of you to the character of Christ, and that we might be so obedient here on earth that we might be prepared to be used by Him throughout all eternity!

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