We all want to live for something that matters. I believe that even though the fast pace of life tends to keep us from thinking too much about the things that “really” matter, in our clearer moments we all know that we have finite opportunities to really invest our lives.  We need to be careful to understand that the only way that we can invest in an eternally significant way is as we invest in the work of the Lord and serve Him with our lives.  The Bible says this of Jesus:

Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

With this in mind we understand that even though there are many good things that we can be involved in, only that which is done for Christ really matters.  The following are three reasons that we can be confident in our eternal investment as we serve the Lord.

I. He is Eternal

 John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

 Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

II. His work on earth was eternal

 John 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

III. He is our Goal

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

2Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

Will the things that you are living for today matter in eternity? You will never regret living your life for the Glory of God!

Jeremy Stalnecker is the Executive Director of the Mighty Oaks Foundation which is dedicated to helping America’s military warriors and their families who are suffering from the unseen wounds of combat. While growing up Jeremy’s only goal was to leave home and join the Marine Corps. This dream was finally realized with an active duty commission in 1999 which opened the door to serve as a Marine Infantry Officer during the opening days of the war in Iraq. One month after returning from Iraq, Jeremy entered full-time ministry and eventually accepted a senior pastor role. He later accepted a full-time position with the Mighty Oaks Foundation which brought together his ministry and military experience in a way that allows him to minister to hurting veterans, service members and their families. Along with his wife and their four children, Jeremy works to reach the hurting and provide healing found in Christ.

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