Bless the Lord #23

“For all Your goodness I will keep on singing Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find…” Matt Redman. These posts are my simple way to cultivate a heart of love and praise. The goal: to list 10,000 of the reasons in my life. Join me if you want.

#23 in what God promises in the life to come.

It is cliché, but the older and more mature I get, the more I consider this in my expectant heart’s desire. God promises so much in terms of no death, no pain, no sorrow. I seem to remember this truth when I’m going through tough times.  I seem to remember that there is more to my life than just here and now. But the promise in the life to come goes far beyond those conditions. The promise in the life to come is found in the  profound personal intimacy I will have in a greater sense  there and then with Jesus Christ. I have him now and fall short in all areas of my pursuing him. But there and then, He will be my only pursuit. As a result of that pursuit, he will be my life, my comfort and my joy! Yes… I’m even challenged as I write this that I need to have him be those things here and now. But what I bless the Lord for in this  is the future hope and comfort God’s promises give me for the life to come, here and now!

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