Thursday, June 26, 2008

Random things and Eternity

Buenas Dias!!

Thursday it is! We all know how much I live for the weekends and again we're only two days away, how wonderful!

Last night was nice, I did not do too much. I just took time to myself and took my time in doing so. I went around town for a little bit after work and did some shopping :) I did not make many purchases, just one. There is this little goodwill down the road from my office and you can often find the neatest little things there. I found these amazing dishes! I know I do not have a house or anything yet but they were just so cool and cheap. They're brown and teal, square and kind of modern looking. I like them a lot.

Last night I went out to eat at Sonny's with my mom, Ash, Hannah and Ash's boyfriend Sam. There is really no reason in saying I went out to eat at Sonny's unless something happened that is worth reading, right? I mean don't get me wrong, they have great ribs and wonderful BBQ but the point is that something really great happened! ha Well maybe not "great" but extremely funny. There we were minding our own business and just chatting a bit when a family of five came in with three little ones. Two little girls and one little boy. They had apparently just been at VBS or something considering all their matching lime green shirts with their church logo, so cute. They sat directly in the booth behind us and of course the kids were a little loud and crazy which didn't bother me too much, they were just being kids. Well the little boy was sitting up against our booth and he turned around and with the biggest grin on his face, eyes shining and mouth open and let out a loud and somewhat long burp! And he just stared at us smiling the whole time he was doing it! Of course there was an uproar of laughter from our table and then all the kiddies were laughing so hard they could barely breathe. His mother didn't look too thrilled about it and I imagine that she was a little embarrassed but we found it to be hilarious and it totally made my night! Haha, kids are great!

On another note, I was downloading some music onto my ipod last night and I came across a brief teaching by Misty Edwards accompanied by music. I had heard it before, quite a few times but it had been a while. The teaching is entitled "Eternity", it's really just more of a speel than a teaching. It's absolutely amazing and extremely sobering. I listened to it like 3 times and each time it seemed to hit me harder than before as if I could feel it in the pit of my stomach. She basically addresses the truth of eternity and how real it is, how real God is and how real His love is for us. Everything is going to fade away, we are only a vapor. Time is not our friend and we are not promised tomorrow. God is calling to our hearts and there is an urgency for us to get right with Him before we enter eternity. That can be a frightening word for a non-believer. I would recommend listening to this teaching, shutting everything off around you and paying attention to every word, it will grip you. I pray that God would write eternity upon our hearts, that it would become more real than this life we are living. I love what Leonard Ravenhill said, "This life is only a dressing room for eternity".

"Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." James 4:14

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end." Ecclesiastes 3:11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JoIN1DnwyQ

2 comments:

Andrea said...

Shoot - I cannot access youtube at work but I'm definitley checking out that speech when I get home.

I often times wonder how non-believers feel when they consider eternity. It scares me when they laugh and mock what happens after these lives fade away. I hope they know how serious this is and the afterlife is a VERY real thing.

AmberDenae said...

Aw, yeah I can't get on youtube at work either =\ I work at state farma nd they are really strict about websites. I can't get on myspace, my personal e-mail or anything, it kind of sucks
Where do you work?

Yeah it is scary to think about people who don't take eternity seriously. I even find myself getting so caught up in the here and now that I can easily lose focus.

Hope you have a wonderful day!!