Beads of Joy 01-09-10
The Joy of Anticipating God's Plan
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO
Do we live each day anticipating what God has in store for us? Are we living a life that is fully open to whatever direction our Lord wants for us in our life? God only knows the direction He wants most for us. Yes we have the free will to ignore Him and pay no attention to His will for us when we know and feel the direction He is sending and nudging us. I always wondered why anyone would want to live their own will for such a short period of time, instead of God's will for eternity. God's will is perfect for us, we might not always understand it or agree fully with it; but in prayer and with the help of the Holy Spirit He will show us how we can best serve Him and share Him.
This life is for but a moment of time in the whole spectrum of time and eternity. But it is in this very tiny little bit of time that we will set the direction all eternity will be for each of us. We all will live forever, we have been given the gift of eternal life when Jesus died for us on the cross and defeated death for us. He defeated death for us, but now we must chose the direction our eternity will be. Eternity with Him in Heaven is what Jesus wants for us, He must become for us the single greatest desire we have in our lives. In the end, on our death beds, all that will matter will be the "relationships" we have; and in those relationships, the one we have with Jesus is the most important.
There's no knowing how long we will live, but we all know how long we will be dead (eternity). That alone is so powerful to know and that alone sparks tremendous joy into my heart. This is one of the many bits and pieces of knowledge that is in my life that excites my soul so much. Think about this in simple terms, like I do. I like numbers a lot, no that don't make me weird. LOL. But if we look at it this way, how long does the average healthy person usually live till? 70-80-90 years. Let's be fair, let's say 90. My grandfather is 91, so for some that's a real number. And how long is eternity? A bazillion, times a bazillion, times a bazillion, etc.. you get the idea. So which side of the "or" do you want to have the most joy on? 90 or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000... Eternity
For many that is a no brainer, but for others; 90 years of selfish, ungodly temporal living is what many believe is so good. I don't know if they are blind, unconscious, ignorant, unaware or they just straight out have no clue what they are trading off. There is so much joy to the anticipation of God's will for us. So much joy !!!! He has only the best interest in our lives for us; and in His plan for us, we will end up with Him in Heaven for all eternity. I beg everyone to seriously make Jesus your single most important focus in your life. Allow Him to consume your heart and soul, your thoughts, your inner joy. No one in this life can ever be like Him. Trust Him with all your heart.
Ninety or eternity?, for me it's eternity, I pray that you to want eternity.
Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO