Right now counts forever. What we choose today counts into eternity. For this is not all there is. The seen world we live in is part of an unseen, invisible world. An invisible world as real as these words before you.
Don’t fall for the lie that it is not so.
Don’t make life choices based on this seen life. Live for eternity! Choose, in minor and major ways, to please your Father. Choose wholeheartedly — on days when you find it easy and on days when it’s hard — to spend your life as if there is life beyond. As if there is a Transcendent Ruler to whom you’ll give an account:
“[Many] believe that nothing exists beyond that which we can see…secularism says there is nothing beyond this life…and even if God is not denied explicitly, the secularized culture operates as if He does not exist. There is nothing transcendent to which the secular is accountable.
The Christian worldview emphatically holds that all of reality centers around the existence of a personal, holy, and transcendent Creator. Only fools deny the Lord’s existence (Ps. 14), for He holds eternity in His hands…
Right Now Counts Forever…What we do today counts for tomorrow because the Father has ordained to work through our present decisions…In Christ we are assured of eternal life; yet, even the smallest choices we make impact the degree of our heavenly reward. Is God’s will the basis by which you make even the most “minor” decisions?” (from Tabletalk Devotions with R.C. Sproul)
Don’t just live for the horizontal. When you make decisions, even small ones, choose in ways that say, “With my one life, I want to fully proclaim the existence of the invisible and the vertical.”
By the very ways you decide to spend your energy, your breath, your days, proclaim the Lord’s existence. There is life beyond this life: Choose as if right now counts forever, as if today counts into eternity!