Friday, March 27, 2015

Five Minute Friday: Break

Today I am joining the blogging community at Kate Motaung's blog for Five Minute Friday. We write for just five minutes on the same writing prompt. This week the word is "break."


"Live for the line, not the dot. Live on earth is a dot. it begins. It ends. It's brief. Life in Heaven is an unending line extending from that dot. We all live in the dot. If we're wise, we'll live for the line." - Randy Alcorn
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." 
Matthew 6:19-21

Eternity stretches out before us. Right now eternity seems so far away, but it is closer than you think. The reality is that our lives are brief. They are but a moment, a vapor, and then they are gone (James 4:14). Are you laying up treasure on earth that will soon be destroyed? Or are you laying up treasure in Heaven where it will never be destroyed and where thieves will never break in and steal? Are you living for today? Or are you living for eternity?

Randy Alcorn says, “Live for the line, not the dot.” Our lives are brief, but eternity is forever. You can live today in such a way that you will store up treasures in Heaven. Are you using your time, money, gifts, and abilities to store up treasure in Heaven? Are you making an investment in eternity? Or are you only investing in yourself for today?

Dear friend, I encourage you to look to the future. As you make decisions today, consider eternity. Invest your time, money, and gifts wisely so that you can store up treasure in Heaven. When you store up treasure in Heaven, no one can break in and steal it from you. Earthly treasures fade, rust, and are eventually destroyed. Heavenly treasures will never be taken away.

Live for the line, not for the dot. Set your mind on heavenly things, and seek to please the Lord. “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” (Colossians 3:1-2).


8 comments:

bluecottonmemory said...

"Live for the line and not for the dot" - I like that. I often say that the most important part of living is in the wait of a prayer sent out - which is the same thing! I've had to take my focus off your dot and my prayer - and focus on where I am - that line! Good message, Rachel!

Tiffany said...

Love that "live for the line, not the dot" - so true! Keeping our hearts fixed on eternity and doing that kingdom work for Christ that is far reaching and far lasting. Jennie Allen says that we need to spend this life running our guts out and then go home. :) So glad to be your neighbor at #fmf today.

Liz Von Ehrenkrook said...

So true! I also really like: "Live for the line, not the dot." Great scriptures with a simple message of considering the future, and not just the right now.

seasonsofopportunities said...

I had never heard that quote but its a good one! An Colossians 3:1-2 is one of my favorite verses

Ifeoma Samuel said...

Hi Rachael, thank you for the devotional. God Bless and enrich you

Rachel Lundy said...

You are welcome! I hope that the devotional will be a blessing and an encouragement to you.

June said...

Congratulations, Rachel! Thank you for sharing this as a free resource. I've shared your lovely devotional on my FB page. May God bless you, as you honor Him.

Rachel Lundy said...

You're welcome! Thanks for sharing it on facebook. I hope that this book will be a blessing to you and to many others!

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