06 December: Eternal Perspective

Today’s chapter shows the difference between using now, and saving for later…

READ 1 PETER 1  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts


It’s never easy to be disciplined to wait. Seldom a child shows a mature perspective to look strategically into the distant future. They’d rather buy a chocolate bar now, than save that money for their university degree! The mark of maturity, is in our perspective – not focusing on the “here and now”. This is especially so when things aren’t going well. [v6]

When I first wrote this post, thousands of homes in our city, for example, had been evacuated as a result of the worst floods in 190 years. Maintaining my faith through the winter months after seeing everything wash away, hasn’t been my experience. But, through the passing on of our only son, with no medical reason why, has enlightened my temporal vs. eternal perspective. Though the present cost in this life may appear great, by having an eternal perspective, I’m assured that such things come my way to prove the genuineness of my faith which is of greater worth than gold. [v7]  So, I’ll fix my sights today on the promise of my eternal inheritance to come. Then I trust and, in perseverance, wait.

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to speak directly with your Eternal Father? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help.[a]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

No one is like You, Lord. You’re great, and Your name is mighty in power. Who should not fear You, King of the nations? This is Your due. Among all the wise leaders of all nations and in all kingdoms, there’s no one like You! [Jeremiah 10:6-7]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: Natural disaster recovery in the UK[b]
  • Your Country: God’s will in National/World affairs
  • Yourself: Sensitivity to Sin
  • Your concerns for today
I know that You are at the door knocking, Lord. If anyone hears Your voice and opens the door, You will come in and eat with that person, and they with You. [Revelation 3:20]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, who could stand? But with You there’s forgiveness, so that I can, with reverence, finally serve You rightly. [Psalm 130:3-4]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Who has believed Your message, Father God, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? [Isaiah 53:1]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[c] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Spiritual Conflict

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” [James 4:7]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/country/unki/owtext.html

[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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